December 17, 2001

California supreme court will hear DVD-copying appeal

Author: JT Smith "On August 7, the Court of Appeal in the Sixth Appellate District of California said a lower-court judge was correct in finding the state has jurisdiction over Matthew Pavlovich, and ordered him to stand trial in California. Pavlovich, an open-source developer who played a role in the creation of DVD-playing software for Linux known as LiViD, is one of a number of defendants targeted in a lawsuit filed by the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA). Pavlovich, who was a student at Purdue University in Indiana at the time of the filing of the complaint and now resides in Texas, claimed to have no contacts in California and argued that the state has no jurisdiction over him." Read more here.
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