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John Perry Barlow: Content Crusader
A dozen years later, they're still waiting.
Freeware such as DeCSS-which was created to run DVDs on Linux but also cracks the CSS encryption scheme that protects them-and an academic paper on how to break digital music files' security are among recent issues that the EFF has championed-and lost-in court. The group also has supported Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer arrested last August-and recently entered into a plea-bargain agreement with prosecutors-after telling a DefCon conference audience how he broke digital protections on Adobe eBooks. Most recently, the EFF has expressed outrage at Vivendi Universal Publishing's attempt to kill a freeware program called "bnetd," which emulates Blizzard's Battle.net gaming service.
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