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Re: [dvd-discuss] Bunner wins DeCSS trade secret appeal

--- Jeme A Brelin <jeme@brelin.net> wrote:
> _I_ have to ask, if the object code does not convey ideas, how can it be
> copyrighted?

Not to mention the obvious corollary that DVD's, which are also 1's and 0's, do
not convey ideas either. Of course, Johansen learned the trade secret by
examining just such 1's and 0's, so perhaps they are a little more rich with
ideas than this dicta indicates.

I believe James Tyre developed that point pretty thoroughly in his amicus brief
to the 2nd Circuit.

By the way, this opinion was written by Eugene M. Premo and he was joined by
both other judges (Elia and Mihara). Here's a picture that they are in:

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