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[dvd-announce] Openlaw updates from NY and California
>>2600 Trial to Begin Next Monday, July 17, in New York
Trial in the movie studios' case against 2600 begins next Monday, July 17,
before Judge Lewis Kaplan in the Southern District of New York. Documents
and transcripts in the case, Universal v. Corley, are collected at
The EFF will hold a press briefing this Friday in conjunction with 2600's
H2K conference, where Robin Gross, Martin Garbus, and Emmanuel Goldstein
will discuss the case and the issues it presents.
WHEN: Friday, July 14th, 2000 at 1:00PM
WHERE: Hotel Pennsylvania, 6th Floor, Zurich Suite, 33rd Street and 7th Avenue
On the dvd-discuss list, participants have been poking holes in plaintiffs'
deposition testimony and expert declarations, most recently that of Michael
Shamos, who claims to have used DeCSS to convert a DVD movie to DivX ;-)
format and then shared it with someone he met through IRC.
Ole Craig, a dvd-discuss participant, gave a brilliant deposition on the
impracticalities of Internet file transfer for DVD movies.
dvd-discuss is now honing arguments against plaintiffs' authority model to
demonstrate that there is no effective technological protection measure for
DeCSS to "circumvent." Add your thoughts to the list or the discussion
board at <http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/HyperNews/get3/opendvd.html>
>>EFF Files Reply Brief on California DVDCCA Appeal
The EFF and First Amendment Project filed their final reply brief on appeal
of the preliminary injunction in the California trade secret case, DVD CCA
v. Bunner. They were joined by amici from the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Committee for Interoperable
Systems (ACIS) and the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA).
The reply brief:
The EFF hosted a packed pretrial rally July 10 at Berkeley featuring John
Perry Barlow and Pamela Samuelson.
Thanks for all your help!
Wendy Seltzer -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
Openlaw - DVD: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/openlaw/DVD/