January 25, 2001

Professors back 2600 on DeCSS ruling

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports that 17 professors from prestigious computer science programs have "in support of the quarterly hackers
magazine, 2600 Magazine, which is currently embroiled in a legal battle over
DeCSS, a program that decrypts data on DVDs." The professors, "from MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon University,
among others, have stated their opposition to the ruling ...
They claim that computer code is a form of free speech, and as such is protected by
the First Amendment."
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