Time-Warner steps in it, again
Friday, August 25, 2000 by Dave Winer.
Here's a CNN story.
Scroll to the bottom.
There's a pointer to a site where you can download the DeCSS software.
Now, follow this trail.
CNN is a Time-Warner company.
As is Warner Brothers Pictures.
Warner Brothers Pictures is a member of the MPAA.
Which won a case on 8/17/00, where this act was the matter in question.
(I kept a screen shot in case the page is modified.)
In July, while Time-Warner, as part of the RIAA, was suing Napster for facilitating user-sharing of MP3s, AOL, which is in the process of merging with Time-Warner, was running a search engine that did the same thing.
Now the movie industry sued a website for pointing to DeCSS software, and won, and a week later they're doing the same thing.
This hypocrisy is making a joke of the US Constitution. If the litigants can't keep their own act clean, how dare they sue others to stop what is clearly an expression of free speech.
PS: Thanks to Ravi Nanavati for the pointer.