"A panel of appellate judges will decide whether to uphold a
lower court ruling preventing online hacker magazine 2600 from
linking to code that theoretically could be used to crack DVD
security. But legal experts say the case could have wide-ranging
ramifications for linking, publishing and copyright on the
"The courts have to craft a ruling that tells people when they
may or may not publish certain content," said UCLA law professor
and computer scientist Eugene Volokh."
"The case also is the first major test of the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (DMCA), an entertainment industry-backed law designed
to extend copyright protections into the Digital Age."