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DeCSS ruled legal

Last year saw the appearance of DeCSS - a piece of code that broke the encryption which prevented the copying of DVD content in order to allow the development of Linux-based DVD players. As a result, there was uproar in the movie industry (and specifically the MPAA) over what was thought to be a major breach of DVD security. For more info check out Carl's article here.

Well, it now appears that a court in the US has decided that the disclosure of DeCSS code was legal after all and therefore the preliminary injunction placed up on Andrew Bunner and a number of other webmasters has been reversed.

More info on this story can be found over at The Register.

Last updated: 19/04/2018 18:39:40

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