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Computer code and the Constitution

Legal arguments that computer code is speech have been gaining traction but may not help free-speech advocates in their fight against a digital copyright law.

Legal arguments that computer code is speech have been gaining traction but may not help free-speech advocates in their fight against a controversial digital copyright law. Online limits to the First Amendment
A one-two punch handed down this week by U.S. courts to free-speech advocates may signal that the freewheeling days of unfettered speech on the Internet are numbered.
November 30, 2001  
Ban on DVD-cracking code upheld
A federal appeals court upholds an order that prohibits publishing or linking to DVD-cracking code--a decision that civil rights advocates say could wreak havoc on free speech online.
November 28, 2001  
Court dismisses free-speech lawsuit
A New Jersey judge throws out a lawsuit against the music industry, saying threatened legal action didn't stop professor Edward Felten from publishing research.
November 28, 2001