Re: My Tshirt is Illeagl

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From: Josh Cohen (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 13:27:53 PDT

What does your t-shirt say ?

If it isnt, I would love to see a t-shirt similar to the RSA ones
from a few years ago. Perhaps the code to DeCss printed
on a shirt, or barcoded? Perhaps a 3 line perl implementation ?

Any takers ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Whore" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 1:01 PM
Subject: My Tshirt is Illeagl

> the ruling over DVD CCA vs Everyone appears to be in . It seems my tshirt
> is now illegal. I hope I dont get sent home from work, i worse it today:)-
> The Judgment
> the Ruling
> In the final analysis, the dispute between these parties is simply put if
> not necessarily simply resolved. Plaintiffs have invested huge sums over
> the years in producing motion pictures in reliance upon a legal framework
> that, through the law of copyright, has ensured that they will have the
> exclusive right to copy and distribute those motion pictures for economic
> gain. They contend that the advent of new technology should not alter this
> long established structure. Defendants, on the other hand, are adherents
> of a movement that believes that information should be available without
> charge to anyone clever enough to break into the computer systems or data
> storage media in which it is located. Less radically, they have raised a
> legitimate concern about the possible impact on traditional fair use of
> access control measures in the digital era. Each side is entitled to its
> views. In our society, however, clashes of competing interests like this
> are resolved by Congress. For now, at least, Congress has resolved this
> clash in the DMCA and in plaintiffs favor. Given the peculiar
> characteristics of computer programs for circumventing encryption and
> other access control measures, the DMCA as applied to posting and linking
> here does not contravene the First Amendment. Accordingly, plaintiffs are
> entitled to appropriate injunctive and declaratory relief. SO ORDERED.
> Dated: August 17, 2000 _______________________________________ Lewis A.
> Kaplan
> United States District Judge

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