What this is for, some comments on the legal status and a disclaimer - go
to the disclaimer page.
Yes, this page is rough, colorless and everything. I don't have time for
the fancy stuff, this is all about content.
Update 28/Dec/1999: Living in interesting times. Yesterday evening, me
and several others received an e-mail from a california law firm. Personally,
I think of it as harrassment, and threat. Aside from the fact that what they
want to show the court is simply factually wrong in several places.
A copy of the conversation and any other relevant details can be found on
it's own page, here.
It'll be updated as I get more info.
I am also putting up a site for those hit by this obvious attempt of the
DVD consortium to get what they want by threat. Please visit the
DeCSS Defense Site if you are a victim or if you
are in a position to supply us with any help (legal council, financil
resources, media attention or anything else). Several of us plan to not
yield to pressure and instead let them find out in court just how weak their
case actually is. We are, however, lacking the resources to go up against
someone as big as the DVD consortium with the MPAA behind it.
"Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one." - A.J. Liebling
"Justice in court is limited to those who own one." - me. Maybe a bit heavy,
but not too far off. In the world we live in today, if you don't have the
resources, your rights can be easily stripped from you.
Update 30/Dec/1999: The temporary restraint order (TRO) has been
declined in the santa clara court earlier today (which was still the
29th in california).
Freedom 1, protectionism 0.
you can download the following files from here:
DeCSSplus_v1.0.zip - DeCSS plus v.1.0
decss121b.zip - DeCSS v1.21b (Windows)
DeCSS.zip - DeCSS (Windows)
css-auth.tar.gz - CSS authentication source
nist-0.6.tgz - beginnings of a Linux DVD player
The List of Mirrors
has been moved to it's own page.
There is also a very good list of mirrors in the "legal notice" I received.
I've cut it out here, but I've not bothered to convert
it to HTML. Update: Someone else has, so you can have an HTML version,
including hyperlinks, here.
Update2: Some parties report that this copy crashes Netscape. I couldn't
verify, but just in case, here's a reformated version
from cryptome.org that doesn't.
The following site contains some good technical documentation as well as more
source code that the DVD consortium's lawyers would rather you not see:
Local Mirror: /DeCSS/crypto.gq.nu
You can contact me at email@example.com if
you have any questions regarding mirroring, or want your mirror added here.