August 28, 2000

DVD lawsuit raises troubling issues

Author: JT Smith

PC Magazine columnist Michael J. Miller writes that the movie industry's arguements are troubling> "My biggest concern is the contention that the act prevents even the discussion of how to decrypt the code. Excuse me? That seems like a huge infringement on our First Amendment rights. Discussing how some form of encryption works seems a fair topic to me, and I sure don't want the government telling me I can't discuss it. I'm also worried about the contention that 2600 shouldn't even be able to point to the code if it's on someone else's site."
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