May 3, 2001

US: DVD decoder is terrorware

Author: JT Smith

From Wired News: "To the U.S. government, a DVD descrambling utility is akin to terrorware that could crash airplanes, disrupt hospital
equipment and imperil human lives.

On Tuesday, an assistant U.S. attorney told a federal appeals court hearing arguments in the Universal Studios v. Reimerdes et al
case that the DeCSS utility, which the Motion Picture Association of America has sued to take off a website, should be banned."

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