DVD DeCSS Code Can Be Published

A California appeals court today overturned as unconstitutional a 1999 trade secret injunction against Andrew Bunner that prohibited him from distributing the DeCSS DVD decryption computer code, because the court found there was no evidence that the Content Scrambling System (CSS) encryption technology used in DVD movie disks was still a trade secret by the time that Bunner posted DeCSS code on his website. The Court held that the injunction therefore violated Bunner’s constitutional free-speech rights.

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