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Re: [dvd-discuss] DeCSS injunction in California Case reversed

I like the use of the word "threaten"....it's harkening back to Holmes' 
"clear and present danger"

Stephen L Johnson <sjohnson@monsters.org>
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11/01/01 12:41 PM
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        Subject:        [dvd-discuss] DeCSS injunction in California Case reversed

I just noticed this story on SlashDot.org. A state appeals court has over 
turned the lower courts injuction. There is a URL to the opinion in pdf 
format: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/H021153.PDF

A quote from the SlashDot story:
The conclusion is nicely summarized with this quote: 'In the case of a 
restraint on pure speech, the hurdle is substantially higher [than for an 
ordinary preliminary injunction]: publication must threaten an interest 
fundamental than the First Amendment itself. Indeed, the Supreme Court has 

never upheld a prior restraint, even faced with the competing interest of 
national security or the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial.' "
I must whole heartily agree. 

Stephen L Johnson <sjohnson@monsters.org>