February 22, 2002

California Supreme Court to hear DeCSS case

Author: JT Smith

From Declan McCullagh's Politech mailing list: Summary: There are two lawsuits relating to the DeCSS
DVD-descrambing/copying utility. In the federal one, the Second Circuit
said the DMCA prohibits 2600 from distributing DeCSS. The state claim
is
being litigated in California by the DVDCCA under state trade secret
law. Last November, the state appeals court ruled that Californians have a
"First Amendment right to publish the DeCSS program." I haven't looked
into
this closely, but I suspect that ruling now may be in jeopardy because
the
state supreme court could veer in the opposite direction. --Declan]

Politech archive on DVDCCA lawsuit:
http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=dvdcca

EFF document archive:
http://www.eff.org/Cases/DVDCCA_case/

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 09:49:47 -0800
To: declan@well.com
From: David Greene
Subject: review granted in Bunner

Declan:

In case you haven't heard, the California Supreme Court granted review
in
DVDCCA v. Bunner yesterday. The Court of Appeal decision has been
vacated.

David Greene
Executive Director
First Amendment Project
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9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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