January 27, 2001

Code is free speech

Author: JT Smith

Richard Storey writes: "Don't ya just luv it? 'Our basic argument is that computer code is speech and it is entitled to First Amendment protections,' says Andy Hertzfeld, co-founder of software firm Eazel and one of the brief's authors. 'Code, whether it is source or object, is speech and should be protected. That's the truth, and there is no ambiguity.
I abhor what the MPAA is doing to bend the facts to fit their commercial ends.' " The story is at Business 2.0.


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