[free-sklyarov] HAL attendees urged to resist global DMCA

Kevin L. Poulsen klp at well.com
Fri Aug 10 13:57:38 PDT 2001


HAL attendees urged to resist global DMCA

Hackers and security researchers at the international conference watch the
Sklyarov Case, and cancel U.S. travel plans.

by Ann Harrison
August 10, 2001 2:52 PM PT

ENSCHEDE, Netherlands--Wearing a shirt emblazoned with a four-letter word,
which he hoped would repel the U.S. media, Eric Corley kicked of the Hackers
At Large (HAL) 2001 conference today here by urging attendees to fight a
European version of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Corley, better known under the pen name Emmanuel Goldstein, was the first
person prosecuted under the civil provisions of the DMCA when the Motion
Picture Association of America (MPAA) sued him and his 2600 Magazine for
posting the DeCSS program, which can be used to bypass the scrambling on DVD


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