Monday, August 25, 2003

News: A (Mixed) Blow to the Digital Rights Movement

As Findlaw reports here, the California Supreme Court reversed the state Court of Appeals decision that lifted an injunction against posting the DeCSS software because it clashed with the First Amendment. The California Supreme Court decision, which may be found here, isn't quite as bad as the Findlaw article makes it sound. The court found that, assuming the injunction was properly issued, it would not violate the free speech protections in the Constitution, but remanded to the Court of Appeals to conduct a more rigorous inquiry.

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