November 01, 2001
DVD CCA looses Trade Secret DeCSS Case
The consortium in charge of key maintenance for DVD encryption lost its trade secret case by losing the preliminary injunction on appeal. The appellate decision is available in PDF form. The case basically states that since trade secret law is a state law it is automatically superceded by constitutional protections on free speech and the re-publishing of source code is a pure speech activity.
Posted by hoffmang | November 01, 2001 03:46 PM