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CNET News.com: Movie group renews accusations in DVD cracking case

Apr 06, 2000, 18:52 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patricia Jacobus)

"On Jan. 20, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) obtained a court order prohibiting Eric Corley and two other defendants from posting instructions for cracking DVD security on their Web sites."

"This morning, the trade group filed a renewed request against Corley and his company, 2600 Enterprises, in New York, seeking yet another ruling to prevent him from directing his visitors to other Web sites that unlawfully publish the program."

"Today's action comes a day after free speech lawyers appealed a court order in a similar case in California against 72 people."

"At the same time, civil libertarians and members of the Internet community have gained hope for their cause after a federal appeals court yesterday found that computer code qualifies as speech protected by the First Amendment."

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