- DVD_Updates/ - EFF's "DVD Update" bulletins, with the latest news in all of our DVD-related cases.
- DVDCCA_case/ - DVD Content Control Association's court case attempting to censor and punish people for reverse-engineering the encryption system used for decoding content on Digital Versatile Discs (mislabeled Digital Video Discs by the DVD CCA organization). DVD CCA boldly and unbelievably alleges that efforts to make DVDs interoperable with the open-source Linux operating system, via the "DeCSS" software at issue in the case, violates movie industry trade secrets under Calif. law. See also the related MPAA DVD cases (below).
- MPAA_DVD_cases/ - Motion Picture Association of America members (major movie studios) and their lawsuits against a variety of parties making the DeCSS DVD encryption decoder available for download (software that enables legally-owed Digital Versatile Disc audiovisual content to be played on the open-source Linux operating system). The MPAA members make incredible claims of illegal circumvention of copy protection measures (weak DVD encryption that was reverse engineered in the creation of DeCSS), basing these claims on unconstitutional provisions of the 1999 Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). See also the related DVD CCA case, above.
- HDTV/ - directory of information on intellectual property vs fair use disputes regarding, HDTV, DTV, digital cable, and other high-definition and/or digital television standards.
- Johansen_DeCSS_case/ - The questionable criminal prosecution of Jon Johansen and possibly also his father Per Johansen, in Norway. The younger Johansen is accused of illegally cracking DVD encryption and could also be charged with contributory copyright infringement, for the DeCSS program; the elder Johansen may be charged with contributory infringement for running the server on which the DeCSS homepage is located. Hollywood is behind the move to prosecute the Johansens, and through the DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVDCCA) urged Norwegian proseuctors to act.
- MPAA_v_RecordTV/ - Information on the lawsuit of the MPAA against RecordTV in which The MPAA claims that Record TV's time shifting of viewing programs is illegal. (filed June 15, 2000)
- Paramount_v_ReplayTV/ - Directory of information regarding complaint filed by MPAA members in Paramount Pictures Corp. et al. v. ReplayTV & SonicBlue. Complaint alleges that defendants are in violation of the plaintiffs' reproduction rights under the Copyright Act since, they say, the (optional) deletion of commercials by defendants' set-top boxes puts them outside the bounds of fair use timeshifting (as, they allege, does distribution via the "share program" feature of the device.)
- Newmark_v_Turner/ - In 2001, 28 major movie studios, television networks, and cable companies sued the creator of an innovative new digital video recorder (DVR) that allows you to skip through commercials and send recorded television programs to a limited number of other DVRs. The studios asked the court to ban the sale of the ReplayTV DVR because it gave ReplayTV owners "unprecedented new tools for violating [the Studios'] copyright interests." In June 2002, five people who own ReplayTVs, represented by EFF and attorneys Ira Rothken and Richard Wiebe, filed their own lawsuit. They asked the court to rule that using their ReplayTVs to skip commercials, record shows for later viewing, and send shows is fair use, not copyright infringement.
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