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ClickZ Network: Law vs. Net on DeCSS

Jan 29, 2000, 18:31 (10 Talkback[s])

"Today, finally, we have a case where the power of law is lined up all on one side, while the power of the Net is lined up on the other. The assumption of people like Lawrence Lessig is that "East Coast code," in the form of law, will lose these battles. But it could be he's wrong."

"At issue is DeCSS. DeCSS, if you haven't heard of it, is a computer program that lets you unscramble the encryption on a DVD disk and copy its contents...."

"Thus, a classic battle is joined, the power of the law vs. the power of the Net, the need of "information to be free" against the need to protect copyright."

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