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Hollywood hopes for fast DeCSS verdict

Hollywood's big movie studios said on Tuesday they hope a high-profile video hacker case can be decided in a week and help stem film piracy on the Web. The plaintiffs in the case are seeking to stop a computer journalist from republishing a software code that unlocks the media scrambling within DVDs, enabling them to be copied and transmitted over the Web.

Hollywood's big movie studios said on Tuesday they hope a high-profile video hacker case can be decided in a week and help stem film piracy on the Web. The plaintiffs in the case are seeking to stop a computer journalist from republishing a software code that unlocks the media scrambling within DVDs, enabling them to be copied and transmitted over the Web. Full story -- Sue Zeidler, Reuters

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