May 7, 2001

Copyright change putting real limits on free speech

Author: JT Smith

The Chicago Tribune reports on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. "It didn't take long before the companies that backed the DMCA made its
opponents look like prophets.

Last year, the Motion Picture Association of America used the law to stop an
online magazine from posting a program that could be used to decrypt DVD
movies. Although the purpose of the DeCSS program was to play DVD movies on
computers running Linux operating systems, the industry complained it also could
allow users to make unauthorized copies of those movies."

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