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The DVD Copy Control Association has dropped its 3-year-old suit against several folks who published the source code of DeCSS, which lets users bypass DVD copy protection. Presumably the group decided it was hard to prove the defendants revealed trade secrets when anyone can buy the code silk-screened on a T-shirt. Now I know how to end the SCO lawsuits: Put Unix code on a really big shirt, then convince Ruben Studdard to wear it.
-- Robert X. Cringely. "Notes from the Field," InfoWorld Jan. 30, 2004. p.10.
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