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Yahoo/Reuters: Film Piracy Rampant on internet experts say

Aug 03, 2000, 07:59 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sue Zeidler)

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"An underground market of pirated films is growing fast on the Internet, with some experts saying illegal downloading could top one million movies a day by the end of next year...."

"The case pits Hollywood's biggest studios against computer journalist, Eric Corley, the publisher of 2600 (http://www.2600.org), a top magazine and Web site of the computer hacker underground. The studios say Corley has spread a utility that allows digital video disks (DVDs) to be copied and transmitted over the Web."

"Corley allegedly publicized the existence of a software utility known as Decode Content Scrambling System (DeCSS) and then posted the underlying source code of the program on his Web site, allowing other programmers to copy and use DeCSS."

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