November 2, 2001

Victory for code as free speech in California

Author: JT Smith

Advogato: "California appellate court has ruled that code is code is constitutionally protected free speech, and that the First Amendment's protections trump trade secrets legislation. The case is DVD-CCA v. Bunner. Bunner published DeCSS on his Web site, the DVD-CCA brought suit against him, and Bunner won. However, a higher court still has to rule on MPAA v. 2600. If you haven't joined the EFF yet, this is a good time to do so."
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