November 30, 2001

Hollywood wins one: Court bans DVD decoding software

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York agreed with nine Hollywood studios that Decoding Content Scramble System (DeCSS), available on computer programmer Eric Corley's 2600 Magazine Web site, should be barred from being displayed or linked to other Web sites. While the appeals court considered Corley's publication free speech, it held that since the program was "content neutral," instead of a more expressive form of speech, it deserved significantly less protection."
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