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Re: DeCSS Court Hearing Report

> >No, October 28, 2000 is when the act of circumventing an effective
> >technological measure becomes a violation (with exceptions for fair
> But if it was an "effective technological measure", it couldn't have
> been circumvented. And by circumventing CSS, wasn't it shown to not be
> an effective technological measure??

No, read the law.  Their definition of "effective" is that it purports
to protect intellectual property.  Welcome to Wonderland, where words
mean what *Congress* says they mean.  Off with our heads!

>             ``(B) a technological measure `effectively controls access
>         to a work' if the measure, in the ordinary course of its
>         operation, requires the application of information, or a process
>         or a treatment, with the authority of the copyright owner, to
>         gain access to the work.