May 2, 2001

Judges in DeCSS case seem to side with movie industry

Author: JT Smith reports: "A trio of federal judges lobbed sharp questions on Tuesday at a law school dean who argued it should be legal
to distribute a DVD-descrambling utility.

The judges, from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, spent an hour quizzing attorneys for both sides in Universal Studios v.
Remeirdes et al, a high-profile case that has pitted Hollywood against the open-source community.

The panel of three judges appeared to be more sympathetic to the legal arguments raised by the entertainment industry." Here's another take on the story from CNet.

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