DeCSS, the DVD decryption software the MPAA tries to declare illegal, is a topic that touches politics, science and art, but has so far not been discussed in any of those contextes. DeArt aims to open the discussion in one of these fields - art. DeArt is an art contest, starting on September 1st and running until the end of the year, that accepts submissions of original artwork and will be judging them, including prices for the best pieces. Jon Johanson, one of the authors
of DeCSS, is a member of the jury. Emmanuel Goldstein, the MPAA's target in New York, has also been invited. The full press release is at LWN.net.
August 29, 2000