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  • BBC News - Legal Victory for 'DVD Hacker' - An appeals court clears a Norwegian man of DVD piracy charges brought against him by the US movie industry. (December 22, 2003)
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  • DVD Hacker to Keep Challenging Ruling - Article about Eric Corley appealing the ruling in the DeCSS linking case. [Reuters] (January 30, 2002)
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  • Jon Johansen Indicted by Norwegian Authorities - "The authorities responsible for investigating economic crime in Norway today (after 2 years of 'investigation') charged JLJ for violating a law regarding computer 'break-ins', commonly known as the 'hacker paragraph'. This is for distributing the DeCSS sourcecode." News and forum discussion. [Slashdot] (January 10, 2002)
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  • SecurityFocus - DeCSS Creator Indicted in Norway - Norwegian prosecutors have indicted Jon Johansen for his role in creating the DeCSS program that unlocked a DVD copy protection system and unleashed a series of lawsuits by the motion picture industry. (January 10, 2002)
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  • Copyright Law Foes Lose Big - "On Wednesday, with a pair of federal courts siding with the music and record industry, the Electronic Frontier Foundation lost two of its most important intellectual property cases so far." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (November 29, 2001)
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  • US Courts Kowtow to Entertainment Industry - News of DeCSS linking case upheld on appeal and the dismissal of Felten v. RIAA. By Thomas C. Greene. [Register] (November 29, 2001)
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  • DMCA 2, Freedom 0 - "2600 is reporting that they've lost their Appeal in the 2nd Circuit court." News and discussion forum. [Slashdot] (November 28, 2001)
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  • Victory for DVD Code Cracking - "A California State Appeals Court ruled on Thursday that computer code used to 'descramble' DVDs is 'pure speech,' and citing the First Amendment, the court reversed a trial court's order to block the code from appearing on the Web." By Farhad Manjoo. [Wired] (November 01, 2001)
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  • World's First DeCSS Executable Prime Number - "Mathematician Phil Carmody, who in March of this year managed to encode the DeCSS source in a prime number, has upped the ante by producing a prime number which represents an executable version of the banned CSS descrambler." By Thomas C. Greene. [Register] (September 11, 2001)
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  • DVD Cracking Case, Western Style - "The two-pronged, bi-coastal legal war being waged against individuals who have distributed a code that can circumvent encryption on DVDs now focuses on First Amendment issues being raised in San Jose." By Brad King. [Wired] (August 23, 2001)
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  • A Constitutional Right to Decode? - "To the movies studios trying to rid the Net of a DVD-descrambling program, the 'DeCSS' utility is akin to terrorware that governments have a responsibility to prohibit." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (May 31, 2001)
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  • Judges Seek Answers on Computer Code as Free Speech - "In what may signal a heightened significance for a case testing the constitutionality of a 1998 digital copyright law, a panel of appeals court judges has asked both sides of a case to answer a list of 11 questions on whether computer code can qualify as free speech." By Amy Harmon. [New York Times] [Free registration required.] (May 11, 2001)
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  • Judges Weigh Copyright Suit on Unlocking DVD Shield - "A lawyer for the Web magazine 2600 urged a federal appeals court in Manhattan yesterday to find unconstitutional a 1998 law that seeks to limit the unauthorized copying of digitized material." By Amy Harmon. [New York Times] [Free registration required.] (May 02, 2001)
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  • U.S.: DVD Decoder is Terrorware - "To the U.S. government, a DVD descrambling utility is akin to terrorware that could crash airplanes, disrupt hospital equipment and imperil human lives." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (May 02, 2001)
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  • DVD Piracy Judges Resolute - "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." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (May 01, 2001)
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  • Hackers vs. Hollywood, the Sequel - "Music industry lawyers plan to tell a federal appeals court that a DVD-descrambling program is primarily useful to hackers and should be outlawed." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (May 01, 2001)
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  • Does an Anti-Piracy Plan Quash the First Amendment? - "Does fair use entitle the scholar, reporter or others to gain access to the copyrighted work in the first place? It's at the heart of a closely-watched copyright and First Amendment case winding its way through the federal appeals maze." By Carl S. Kaplan. [New York Times] [Free registration required.] (April 27, 2001)
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  • Movie Industry Frowns on Professor's Software Gallery - "His site is a gallery devoted to representations of a piece of software that has been deemed illegal because it can be used to break through the copy-protection system on DVD movies." By David F. Gallagher. [New York Times] [Free registration required.] (March 30, 2001)
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  • Descramble That DVD in 7 Lines - "A new, slimmed-down version of DVD descrambling now exists: a mere seven lines of Perl code. It's so lean, you too can attach it to your e-mail signature file." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (March 21, 2001)
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  • White House Sides With Studios - "The Bush administration is siding with Hollywood in a federal lawsuit against a DVD-descrambling utility." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (February 23, 2001)
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  • Copyright: Your Right or Theirs? - "The EFF will argue consumer rights are being slowly eroded with the help of a law meant to build up content distribution on the Internet, as the organization hopes to overturn an injunction against 2600 Magazine." By Brad King. [Wired] (January 29, 2001)
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  • Movie Industry Wins a Round in DVD Copyright Case - "A federal judge in Manhattan ruled today that a Web site operator cannot distribute a computer program used to crack codes that prevent the piracy of movies." By John Sullivan. [New York Times] (August 18, 2000)
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  • Studios Score DeCSS Victory - "A DVD-descrambling program is akin to a virulent Internet epidemic that must be eradicated, a federal judge said Thursday as he agreed with Hollywood that DVDs must be protected from decryption and copying." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (August 17, 2000)
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  • DeCSS Allies Ganging Up - "A federal court decision that restricted a DVD-descrambling program ignores free speech rights and should be overturned, eight different coalitions claim." By Declan McCullagh. [Wired] (January 26, 2000)
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