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EFFector, Vol. 15, No. 17; June 6, 2002
EFF & ReplayTV Owners Sue Hollywood | Court Rejects Hollywood Effort to Spy on ReplayTV Owners | Organizations Wary of Plan to Restrict Digital Television | Judge Focuses on "Betamax" Question in P2P File Sharing Case | Thanks to United Layer | EFF Needs Office Chairs | Administrivia
...EFF & ReplayTV Owners Sue Hollywood
Court Rejects Hollywood Effort to Spy on ReplayTV Owners Organizations Wary of Plan to Restrict Digital Television Judge Focuses on "Betamax" Question in P2P File Sharing Case Thanks to United Layer
EFF Needs Office Chairs Administrivia
...Los Angeles - On Thursday, May 30, District Court Judge Florence Marie Cooper rejected Hollywood's effort to force ReplayTV to develop and install "spyware" to monitor the viewing habits of ReplayTV owners.
On April 26, 2002, a magistrate judge granted Hollywood's
, along with a number of other civil liberties and privacy organizations, joined in an amicus brief filed by Electronic Privacy Information Center
(EPIC) asking the district court to reverse the magistrate's ruling.
"As this incident makes clear, when Hollywood
goes after technology companies instead of infringers, they often trample on the rights of innocent technology users," said Fred von Lohmann, EFF Senior Intellectual Property Attorney."We are pleased that the court agreed that Hollywood
is not entitled to order Replay to spy on its own customers."
The court's May 30, 2002 orderhttp://www.eff.org/IP/Video/Paramount_v_ReplayTV/20020531_replay_discovery_reversal.pdf
Amicus brief by EPIC
, in which EFF
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