DeCSS trial begins in New York

NEW YORK -- Is the movie industry being "Napsterized?"A university professor testified on Monday in New York Federal Court that, DeCSS, a program that decrypts the protections on digital video disks will quickly lead to rampant copying of movies -- just as music is being copied and traded over Napster.

NEW YORK -- Is the movie industry being "Napsterized?"

A university professor testified on Monday in New York Federal Court that, DeCSS, a program that decrypts the protections on digital video disks will quickly lead to rampant copying of movies -- just as music is being copied and traded over Napster.

"It is clear what is going on in the music industry is that music files are being compressed and traded," said Dr. Michael I. Shamos, a professor of computer science and the director of the Univeral Library project at Carnegie Mellon University. "It is completely clear to me that the same is being done with video that is happening to music." Full story. -- Robert Lemos, ZDNet News

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