April 27, 2001

DeCSS fight goes back to court

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet: "The film industry and a hacker publication will head back into court Tuesday in
the DeCSS case, a legal dispute that could dictate whether it's legal to publish
or link to certain materials online.

A panel of appellate judges will decide whether to uphold a lower court ruling
preventing online hacker magazine 2600 from linking to code that theoretically could
be used to crack DVD security. But legal experts say the case could have
wide-ranging ramifications for linking, publishing and copyright on the Internet."


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