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2600 gets strong addition to its legal team in DeCSS case

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 04 Apr 2001 13:35

Hacker website 2600 which posted DeCSS source code on its pages and is in middle of on-going legal battle against the MPAA because of this got a strong addition to its legal team.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group that is handling 2600's defence in court, announced Monday that Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan will argue before the U.S. 2nd District Court of Appeals on behalf of 2600.

MPAA won the "first round" of this legal battle in August when the district court ruled that 2600 was violating the DMCA (digital millennium copyright act) by posting the DeCSS code on its website. DeCSS allows users to break the CSS copyright protection scheme found on DVD discs. Now the case is in court of appeals and first oral arguments will be heard in 1st of May in New York.

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