DeCSS

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  • Madsen V. Women's Health Center Case Summary

    program for playing digital versatile discs (DVDs) and reverse-engineered the program to obtain the Content Scramble System (CSS) algorithm, however, the program that Johansen purchased was subject to a click-through license provision forbidding such activates. The license informed users that the program contained confidential trade secret and forbade reverse engineering of the program, however, Johansen, successfully obtained the CSS code and wrote a program called DeCSS that allowed individuals to decrypt the CSS source code that is embedded in the DVD thus allowing them to play and copy movies in an unencrypted format. October 1999, Johansen posted DeCSS on a website, that later appeared on a website maintained by Andrew Bunner. Two months after the initial posting of DeCSS on the website maintained by Bunner, the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) brought suit under the California Uniform Trade Secret Act against Bunner and others who allegedly published DeCSS or provided links to websites publishing DeCSS. The complaint…

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