FC: U.S. Customs deems serial cables to be violations of the DMCA?

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 10:29:30 PST

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    Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 10:48:02 -0700 (MST)
    From: Tramm Hudson <hudsonat_private>
    To: declanat_private, hollyfat_private, stefat_private
    Subject: Serial cables are in violation of the DMCA?
    Thought this might interest you:
    Colin is using the Dreamcast for real-time systems work and purchased
    serial cables to connect to his computer's RS-232 port for downloading
    NetBSD to the Dreamcast console.
    Customs siezed the UPS shipment and declared that the cables were
    in violation of the DMCA.  UPS had to return them to the sender
    and there does not appear to be any chance of appeal.
    The EFF is working with Colin.  Hopefully they will be able to
    make some headway and determine what happened.
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