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Wired: Judge Rags on DVD Hackers

Feb 06, 2000, 22:01 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

[ Thanks to Adam for this link. ]

"In a 30-page decision released Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan excoriates the three defendants and their lawyers for making "frivolous" claims and says the motion picture industry has exceptionally strong arguments."

"He seemed particularly annoyed that hackers have tried to spread the so-called "DeCSS" program as widely as possible..."

"Kaplan said that he granted the preliminary injunction against the defendants, which include the publisher of the hacker-zine 2600 Magazine, because they likely violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act."

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