2600 mag wants out from "Court-Ordered Censorship:" EFF
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Source: MusicDish - January 14, 2001
2600 Magazine has asked a US court to reverse an earlier ruling prohibiting
publication of DeCSS code which allows DVD owners to watch DVDs on players
that aren't approved by the US movie industry (see Norwegian government
folds on DeCSS in this issue).
In November, a three-judge panel held that 2600 could be banned from
publishing or linking to DeCSS, rejecting pleas from 46 intellectual
property professors, 17 top computer scientists, 8 top computer security
experts, the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Library
Association, the ACLU, and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press,
among many others.
"Free speech principles should turn not upon newly minted distinctions
between pen-and-ink and point-and-click," says Electronic Frontier
Foundation (EFF) counsel Kathleen M. Sullivan, who wants the full Second
Circuit Court of Appeals to hear Universal v. Corley.
"By permitting publication of code in an online magazine, the Second Circuit
would recognize that Internet speech is fully protected by the First
Amendment as established by the U.S. Supreme Court in ACLU v. Reno," says
EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn.
A court decision on the request is expected later this spring.
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