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

“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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