|JezUK Ltd - DeCSS Now|
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The basis of the MPAA argument was "this software could be use to pirate disks, therefore it must be illegal under copyright law". Actually the same can be said of any computer equipped with a DVD drive, special software or no. The implications of that ruling are huge in themselves. The finding that linking to something is also illegal is even more staggering.
You might be tempted to say so what? this is all happening in America and think no more about it. Don't. Copyright law is the subject of frequent, ongoing international cooperation. If the USA takes a stand on a particular intellectual property issue, you can be fairly sure it'll start to affect the rest of the world sooner or later too. You only have to look at the shifting position of the European Patent office to see that.
There are two things we can do here. One is do nothing. The other is to make the ruling unenforceable.
Here's a copy of DeCSS. Link to it.