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Wired: More Bad News for DVD Hackers

Jan 24, 2000, 22:24 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lynn Burke)

"The defenders of DeCSS have taken another big hit -- a surprising one -- in the case that has pitted open source advocates against the DVD and motion picture industry."

"Santa Clara Superior Court Judge William J. Elfving issued a preliminary injunction Friday ordering 21 defendants to stop posting code that breaks through the security software of DVDs to their Web sites...."

"Friday's ruling could set the tone for the course of the lawsuit filed in December by the DVD Copy Control Association against 21 named and 72 unnamed hackers and Internet authors who published DeCSS. Though the original author of the software is still in question, the program was originally made available by a 15-year-old Norwegian hacker on the Web in October."

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