EFF won an important legal battle today. DVDCCA, the Hollywood licensing body that runs DVD, has dropped its bullshit suit against Andrew Bunner, a client of ours whom they accused of misappropriating their secret keys -- "secret" in this instance meaning, "available on millions of webservers all over the world."
"DeCSS has been available on hundreds if not thousands of
websites for 4 years now," said EFF Legal Director Cindy
Cohn. "We're pleased that the DVD CCA has finally stopped
attempting to deny the obvious: DeCSS is not a secret."
The California Supreme Court last year ruled that one could
apply preliminary restraint on publication of a computer
program only in very narrow circumstances. DVD CCA sued
Bunner along with hundreds of people, including some T-shirt
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