Hacker zine prepares to defend itself in court

    Date16 Jul 2000
    CategoryGovernment
    5651
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The cybertrial of the century begins here Monday, according to the defendants in a case that pits nine Hollywood studios against Eric Corley, a.k.a. Emmanuel Goldstein, publisher of the small hacker 'zine known as 2600. The . . . The cybertrial of the century begins here Monday, according to the defendants in a case that pits nine Hollywood studios against Eric Corley, a.k.a. Emmanuel Goldstein, publisher of the small hacker 'zine known as 2600. The members of the Motion Picture Association of America are suing Corley over links on his Web site, 2600.org, that refer browsers to the source code of a computer program that can be used to bypass the encryption on DVD disks. Corley stresses that the links are the result of good journalism; the studios are saying that he is aiding pirates. The outcome could affect every Web site on the Internet.
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