From: Dan Kohn (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 16:43:14 PST
Actually, it appears that those Norwegian teenagers are less unstoppable
then I thought. This seems an outrageous abuse of copy protection laws,
which include specific allowances for reverse engineering.
DVD Hacker Arrested In Norway
January 25, 2000 2:30 PM ET
A Norwegian teenager has been charged with distributing a software program
that enables users to make unauthorized copies of DVD movies, police said on
-- Daniel Kohn <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> tel:+1-425-602-6222 fax:+1-425-602-6223 http://www.dankohn.com
-----Original Message----- From: Russ Daggatt [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, 2000-01-24 06:49 To: Dan Kohn; Fork (E-mail) Subject: RE: 3 Copyright Lawsuits Test Limits of New Digital Media
Ya sure, yubetcha.
-----Original Message----- From: Dan Kohn Sent: Monday, January 24, 2000 2:58 AM To: Fork (E-mail) Subject: 3 Copyright Lawsuits Test Limits of New Digital Media
This is a good overview article describing the current intellectual property battlefield. Hidden within, however, is a sentence that shows how things will turn out in the end: "The studios say the software, written by a Norwegian teenager, is a piracy tool."
When a Norwegian teenager on the Internet can hack something (like the pathetic DVD copy protection scheme), no US-based law is going to stop them.
- dan -- Daniel Kohn <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> tel:+1-425-602-6222 fax:+1-425-602-6223 http://www.dankohn.com
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