June 1, 2001

A Constitutional right to decode?

Author: JT Smith

Wired News: "In a 40 KB brief filed late Wednesday, the studios say that just as federal law outlaws "gambling
devices, trafficking in satellite theft devices, and trafficking in cable signal theft devices," Congress
has the duty to enact laws preventing U.S. websites from distributing DeCSS.

But to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing the opposite side, DeCSS is more
like "instructions for a photocopier, recipes, books about fixing cars, and videos on baby care" that
are constitutionally protected by guarantees of free expression."

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