EFF Responds In California DVD Cracking Case

    Date23 May 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    3104
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the First Amendment Project today asked the California Supreme Court to uphold a lower court's decision to permit publication of the source code for DeCSS technology, which circumvents digital copy protection systems.. . . The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the First Amendment Project today asked the California Supreme Court to uphold a lower court's decision to permit publication of the source code for DeCSS technology, which circumvents digital copy protection systems.

    DeCSS is a computer program designed to defeat an encryption-based copy protection system known as the Content Scramble System, or CSS, which is employed to encrypt and protect the copyrighted motion pictures contained on DVDs.

    Today's brief is in response to a March 26 filing by the DVD Copy Control Association. On that date, the DVD CCA asked the California Supreme Court to reverse a Court of Appeals decision to overturn a preliminary injunction that had blocked the posting of the source code for DeCSS by defendant Andrew Bunner.

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