Entertainment industry lawyers recently sent cease-and-desist letters to several websites, including popular news site Digg. Their alleged offense: posting information that could be used to break copy protection on high definition DVDs. When Internet users learned of the lawyers' demands, they protested by spreading the information over thousands of sites. Fred von Lohmann, a lawyer with the non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation, explains what all the fuss is about.
Thursday, October 19, 2017