Re: [dvd-discuss] News reports from Bunner hearing
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] News reports from Bunner hearing
From: "Michael A Rolenz" <Michael.A.Rolenz(at)aero.org>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 08:44:55 -0700
The thing that always gets me about this case is that the courts seem to blindly accept that CSS is a trade secret. IF it is, what did they do to protect it? Oh..a stupid licensing scheme...for makers of players...oh wow....but they allowed software players....and anyone knows that software can be disassembled and REed...duh.....I'm sorry DVDCCA but your ignorance of that elementary fact means that you can't claim that you protected it...the fact is you did not and now are estopped from claiming otherwise.
Reading about Lockyer's claims that Bunner is a hacker is not likely to endear him to most of SillyCone Valley where Bunner works.....
Wendy Seltzer <email@example.com> Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org
05/30/2003 07:46 AM
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Subject: [dvd-discuss] News reports from Bunner hearing
BNA's Internet Law News (ILN) - 5/30/03
CALIFORNIA'S HIGH COURT HEARS DECSS CASE
California's high court heard arguments yesterday in
the DVD CCA v. Bunner DeCSS case. The court is
considering whether a ban on the posting of DeCSS
code, which cracks the content-scrambling system
designed to protect DVD movies, violates free speech.
A trial court initially granted an injunction banning
the posting of the code, but Bunner appealed, saying
the injunction violated his free speech rights. The
Sixth District Court of Appeals agreed with Bunner and
reversed that injunction, so the DVD CCA appealed to
the California Supreme Court.
Wendy Seltzer -- email@example.com || firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School