Judge rules against DeCSS

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Judge rules against DeCSS

A U.S. federal judge agreed today with the movie industry’s contention that the 2600 Web site should not be allowed to publish or link to other sites containing DeCSS, the program that decodes DVD movies so they can be played on PCs. The court ruled that making the code available violates copyright law. DeCSS was written by Scandinavian teenager so that Linux systems could play copy-protected DVDs but is targetted by the motion picture industry because it could be used to facilitate movie piracy.

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