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Studios assist DVD piracy bust

The Motion Picture Association works with Malaysian officials to raid Web site operators suspected of selling pirated DVDs, leading to nine arrests and a mammoth haul of discs.

August 15, 2003 by

DVD piracy lawsuit postponed

A hearing has been postponed in the case pitting major movie studios against 321 Studios, a start-up that makes programs to copy DVDs. The hearing in the case was slated to take place on Friday morning in federal court in San Francisco, but has been delayed due to court scheduling conflicts.

April 24, 2003 by

'DVD Jon' faces new trial for piracy

A Norwegian court will retry a teen whose DVD-copying exploits made him a hero to hackers worldwide, in a case that will be closely monitored by Hollywood.

April 1, 2003

Magazine seeks review of DeCSS ruling

The editor of hacker publication 2600 is asking the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to review an earlier decision prohibiting the magazine from linking to or posting DeCSS--code that can be used to crack DVD security. In November, a three-judge panel of the court sided with the movie industry, which had sued the publication, saying the posting of DeCSS would lead to rampant piracy. The court is expected to decide whether to review that decision sometime in the spring.

January 15, 2002 by

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