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FC: DeCSS haiku and more Motion Picture Association threats
From: Declan McCullagh <declan () well com>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 11:17:25 -0500

[The letter to the MPA is hilarious, and definitely worth reading. Background: http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=decss --Declan]


From: Dave_Touretzky () cs cmu edu
To: declan () well com
Subject: DeCSS haiku and MPA threats
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 03:08:12 -0500


Here's something you might want to pass on to your Politechbot readers
or whatever the successor is to the fight-censorship mailing list.

Some anonymous poet has encoded the entire DeCSS descrambling
algorithm in haiku form, mixed in with a bit of commentary about
mathematics, physics, and poetry.  And he included all the tables!
It's quite a nice little piece to read.  Let's see the MPAA try to
censor THIS:


I have no idea who the author is; he contacted me through an anonymous
remailer.  Another little piece of news:  the MPA sent me a legal threat
about my web site, and I wrote back to them, asking some very embarassing
questions.  They haven't said a word since:


-- Dave Touretzky

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