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Re: [dvd-discuss] CA Supreme Court hears Pavlovich Jurisdiction Challenge in DVDCCA case

On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 11:00:00AM -0400, Ole Craig wrote:
> 	Without what effect, exactly? Forgive me for bringing up such
> unwelcome things as unpalatable facts, but the MPAA *won* in NY. This
> is an even more desireable outcome (from the MPAAssholes' point of
> view) than bankrupting the other side -- they got a judgement to
> stand. 

If they celebrate this judgement as a victory, then they're truly
stupid. There are roughly 15000 decss mirror sites. They've shut down
one of them. Great job.

Does this give them power to sue others? Yes, as the DMCA has been used
successfully in court (in a kind of atomic test, but hey).

However, the main point of decss isn't touched in NY, it's touched in
CA. Because if I can decrypt CSS without paying DVDCCA and specifically
without signing their licence, then the whole nice DVD scheme
Prices for DVD players are already dropping through the floor, it won't 
be long until some upstart Taiwan company looks at the costs of the DVD 
license and the associated costs of having to put in all of those idiotic 
restrictions, and decides to do without in order to save $2 per player
Which they can do if the CA case is lost. I don't think MPAA would be
stupid enough to sue a DVD player manufacturer under DMCA. That should
make even Kaplan go "uh?".

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