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Re: [dvd-discuss] 321 Studios Sued for Software Patent Infringement

On Sun, 15 Feb 2004, Seth Johnson wrote:
> The move also reflects the organization's strategic shift to go after
> businesses instead of individuals. Last month, the group dropped its
> trade secret case against San Francisco programmer Andrew Bunner and
> hundreds of others who helped post on the Internet copies of a code that
> cracks the movie copy-protection technology known as the Content
> Scramble System.

Now, see... who's going to write them the letter explaining that CSS does
absolutely NOTHING to prevent copying?  It's playback control, not copy
control.  (Decoder ring/cereal box -> copy machine)

And I kind of like this shift to businesses.  It shows that they still
have no idea what's really going on.  The information distribution of the
future will not be in the hands of companies, but people.  Fine.  Shut
down all the businesses that try to control people's access to
information.  That way we only have to work around you.

     Jeme A Brelin
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