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MPAA won the first round against 2600

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 17 Aug 2000 18:52

Judge Lewis Kaplan yesterday ruled against 2600 website in the case of MPAA against 2600's publisher, Emmanuel Goldstein.
Ruling means that posting CSS source code on the website is illegal and also, what seems to be totally unbelievable, linking to other websites that carry CSS decoding source is also illegal.

Sounds nuts? Think about it -- maybe some smart game company sues AltaVista for posting links to sites that contain cracks or copies of their games?!

Anyway, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit free-speech organization, which also paid 2600's legal bills for, is going to appeal the case.

Luckily our site does not operate in U.S. -- our members and authors of this website are Finnish citizens. Only our server is located physically in U.S. and if this case causes some serious problems later, that issue can be also changed easily.

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