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:: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 ::

My first Amicus Brief for EFF

I've written and filed my first amicus brief for EFF. For the non-lawyers among you, an amicus brief is a "friend of the court" brief that helps a court understand the important issues in a case outside of the actual conflict between the two sides who are suing each other. In this case, the motion picture studios and the director's guild are suing two sets of companies, one that edits out offensive scenes from DVDs and the other that provides technology that allows you to mute and/or fast forward through offensive scenes. While I personally don't like censoring movies, I think everyone has the right to view movies in the privacy of their own homes in any way they want. That includes using software to skip over the nasty parts.

Here is EFF's general site for the case.

Here is the brief.

:: Jason 4:22:00 PM [+] ::

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