|"The Court refuses to issue an injunction against linking to other websites which contain the protected materials as such an order is overbroad and extremely burdensome. Links to other websites are the mainstay of the Internet and indispensable to its convenient access to the vast world of information. A website owner cannot be held responsible for all of the content of the sites to which it provides links." *|
|William J. Elfving|
Judge of the Superior Court of California
To any lawyers representing the DVD CCA and/or MPAA: Any attempted infringement of my first amendment rights will not be tolerated. Any attempt to deprive me of my rights will be viewed as harassment, and will be treated and pursued as such.
To Friends and Fellow Advocates of Freedom,
Please note that files relating to css-auth and DeCSS are no longer being served by myself, as the mirror sites are doing quite an excellent job of keeping the files available. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in fighting over the cases filed against the mirror sites.
When I say everyone, I really do mean everyone, CCA lawyers included. Don't look at them as bad people. If, as expected by many industry and legal experts, they fail to emerge victorious in their suit, they will have presented to us a very special gift. That gift, one of legal precedent, will be invaluable to us as time progresses and our capabilities as enthusiasts of technology continue to grow.
Please remember, my friends, that in a system in which we're often reminded of our "right to remain silent", we must never lose sight of one very important fact: We have the right to remain vocal. Anything we say can and will be used to further evolve the knowledge-driven existence in which we live.
This is merely a battle in the ongoing war to preserve our intellectual freedoms. We can win the war.
Douglas R. Winslow III
Named Defendant, DVD CCA v. McLaughlin, et al
Links of interest:
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