FC: California Sup. Court will hear DVDCCA "trade secret" DeCSS case

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Feb 21 2002 - 15:20:59 PST

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    [Summary: There are two lawsuits relating to the DeCSS 
    DVD-descrambing/copying utility. In the federal one, the Second Circuit 
    said the DMCA prohibits 2600 from distributing DeCSS. The state claim is 
    being litigated in California by the DVDCCA under state trade secret law. 
    Last November, the state appeals court ruled that Californians have a 
    "First Amendment right to publish the DeCSS program." I haven't looked into 
    this closely, but I suspect that ruling now may be in jeopardy because the 
    state supreme court could veer in the opposite direction. --Declan]
    Politech archive on DVDCCA lawsuit:
    EFF document archive:
    Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 09:49:47 -0800
    To: declanat_private
    From: David Greene <dgreeneat_private>
    Subject: review granted in Bunner
    In case you haven't heard, the California Supreme Court granted review in
    DVDCCA v. Bunner yesterday.  The Court of Appeal decision has been vacated.
    David Greene
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