IP: re: deCSS source code is now public record shapj@us.ibm.com
Wed, 26 Jan 2000 10:07:49 -0500

Off topic, but you gotta love this.

Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph. D.
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01/26/2000 10:01 AM ---------------------------

Dave Farber <farber@cis.upenn.edu>@admin.listbox.com on 01/25/2000 06:04:27 PM

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>From: "Adams, Larry" <LarryA@tunes.com>
>To: "'farber@cis.upenn.edu'" <farber@cis.upenn.edu>
>
>Dave,
>
>Slashdot ran this article yesterday:
>http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/01/24/118240&mode=thread
>
>Apparently the lawyers for the DVD CCA included the source code to deCSS
as
>part of the official court documents. Hence, the source is now public
>record and anyone can go look at it for themselves. It seems to me that
>this blunder renders moot any injunction the DVD CCA wishes the court to
>make against the defendants, since the key to their trade secret is now
part
>of the public domain.
>
>Here is a link to a copy of the legal docs:
>
>http://cryptome.org/dvd-hoy-reply.htm