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.