Date: 23rd February 2001

Government Supports MPAA In DeCSS Case

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a brief supporting the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in its legal battle with hacker magazine/Web site 2600 over publication of the DVD security code known as DeCSS, designed to prevent DVDs from being copied. Last August a federal judge made permanent an injunction barring Eric Corley, who operates 2600 from posting the code on his Web site or linking to other sites that do. In its brief, the government urged a federal appeals court to uphold the ruling, citing the need to protect copyrighted material, particularly on the Internet.

Source: Studio Briefing