FC: The other anti-DeCSS lawsuit: Santa Clara on Thurs 7/12 9 am

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 20:45:26 PDT

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    Everyone's been paying attention to the federal DeCSS case in New York 
    where 2600 Magazine has been unsuccessfully trying to fend off the MPAA:
    But a state case in California -- while it doesn't involve the DMCA -- is 
    also important. It's a trade secret claim brought by DVD-CCA against 
    hundreds of DeCSS mirror sites. See below (though I suspect the arguments 
    will just be wrangling over jurisdiction, and not reach the heart of the case).
    Background on DVDCCA "the other" lawsuit:
    From: "Tay, Marvin" <MTayat_private>
    To: "'declanat_private'" <declanat_private>
    Subject: Indiana Student to Challenge Calif. DeCSS Lawsuit
    Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 20:33:41 -0700
    You may want to encourage your bay area readers to spare an hour
    or so to support Matt in his petition against the DVD-CCA group.
    He'll be at the California Appellate Court at 333 W. Santa Clara St.,
    10th floor, in San Jose, at approximately 9 a.m., Thu., July 12.
    Hearing starts at 9.30am. Heckling should follow shortly after :)
    More info at:
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