DeCSS 2? DVD code broken again

    Date08 Mar 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3092
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    MIT student Keith Winstein and alum Marc Horowitz say they're out to prove a point: Publishing code that decrypts and plays DVD movies is not a crime. In their case, they assert it's about teaching copyright issues and is thus protected . . . MIT student Keith Winstein and alum Marc Horowitz say they're out to prove a point: Publishing code that decrypts and plays DVD movies is not a crime. In their case, they assert it's about teaching copyright issues and is thus protected under the First Amendment.

    Last week, a Web site published the pair's seven-line program, which unscrambles the protection around a DVD so quickly that a movie can play at the same time, although the film appears choppy. It's the shortest program to break DVD defenses to date.

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