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This is a collection of links to articles about the various DeCSS lawsuits. I have abstained from comments about the individual articles. Quality varies alot between them, but read for yourself and don't trust me too much.

Press Coverage

260027/12/1999englishDVD Industry takes 2600 to court
Slashdot27/12/1999englishDVD CCA Applies for Restraining Order
HNN28/12/1999englishDVD Industry Sues over 500 Defendants in Anti-Piracy Lawsuit
Wired28/12/1999englishDVD Hackers Hit With Lawsuit
Heise online28/12/1999germanDVD-Hack: einstweilige Verfügungen beantragt
CNN28/12/1999englishHundreds of defendants named in lawsuit over DVD hacking
Wired28/12/1999englishCase Hinges on Reverse Hack
Yahoo! News28/12/1999englishCoalition sues to bar distribution of DVD cracking tool
Futurezone / ORF30/12/1999germanDVD-Lobby hat geklagt und wurde vertagt
San Jose Mercury News28/12/1999englishCopying of DVD movies targeted
Fairfax IT28/12/1999englishSydney man named in US security crack suit
Off the Hook28/12/1999english(radio show, realaudio archive)
Boston Globe29/12/1999englishWeb sites sued for DVD piracy
ZDNet29/12/1999englishDVD industry's fallback plan: Sue!
Washington Post29/12/1999englishSuit Targets DVD-Copying Software
Segfault29/12/1999englishDVD CCA sues itself in meta-linking confusion (satire)
Slashdot29/12/1999englishJust got back from the hearing...
Mercury's ejournal29/12/1999englishFree Speech Wins One
Wired29/12/1999englishGeeks Get Their Day in Court
Wired29/12/1999englishDVD Round 1 Goes to Hackers
Slashdot29/12/1999englishDVD Hearing Victory: We Won - For Now
Canoe29/12/1999englishGroup seeks to prevent illegal copying of DVD movies
Technocrat.net29/12/1999englishCSS, Lawsuits and Giants, Oh My!
Telepolis29/12/1999germanJetzt wächst das Ding erst richtig
dvdfr29/12/1999frenchDeCSS : l'industrie du DVD traîne 72 sites au tribunal !
Industry Standard (via Yahoo)29/12/1999englishDisorder in the Court over DVD
Associated Press (via Yahoo)29/12/1999englishJudge Denies Effort in DVD Case
APB News 29/12/1999englishSuit Seeks to Get Copying Software Off Web
CNet30/12/1999englishJudge rejects group's request to block DVD program
APB News30/12/1999englishJudge Lets Video-Copying Software Stay Online
dvdfr31/12/1999frenchProcès DeCSS : une première défaite pour l'industrie du DVD
New York Times31/12/1999englishJudge Rejects Effort to Block DVD Program
Mercury Center01/01/2000englishInternet activists, business face off
Linux Weekly News02/01/2000englishDVDCA and the Big Lie
Primavista03/01/2000germanDer Geist ist aus der Flasche
Clarence03/01/2000italianDE CSS
digi.no03/01/2000norwegianTre norske nettsteder saksøkt av amerikansk DVD-organisasjon
digi.no03/01/2000norwegianDeCSS-gutta vant første runde
Linux Weekly News03/01/2000english(Finally!) A Test of Shrink-wrap Licensing
Union Tribune04/01/2000englishTrying to outlaw technology a doomed effort
Mercury Center04/01/2000englishNetizens unite against Big Business over DVDs
HNN04/01/2000englishDVD Control Association Looses First Round
Spiegel05/01/2000germanKlage wegen Link
New York Times07/01/2000englishDVD Lawsuit Questions Legality of Linking
Slashdot11/01/2000englishDVD CCA Preliminary Injunction Hearing Rescheduled
CNN (transcript) 11/01/2000englishEuropean Hackers Figure Out How to Copy DVDs
NPR (realaudio)13/01/2000englishDVD Industry Protests Copyright Bypass Software
Nettavisen13/01/2000norwegianDVD-bombe en bagatell
Spiegel14/01/2000germanOpen-Source-Bewegung wehrt sich gegen DVD-Lobby
Slashdot14/01/2000englishNew DVD Lawsuits Filed by the MPAA
Wired14/01/2000englishMovie Studios File DVD Hack Suit
ZDNet14/01/2000englishMovie studios file seperate lawsuit in DVD hacking
260015/01/2000englishMPAA files two new DVD suits
User Friendly16/01/2000englishExplaining the CSS... (cartoon)
OSOpinion(unknown)englishI want my DVD, your honor
HNN17/01/2000englishMPAA Files More Suits over DeCSS
Telepolis17/01/2000germanFilmstudios verklagen DVD-Hack-Websites
Wired18/01/2000englishDVD Judge Needs More Time
Wired18/01/2000englishDVD Hearing: Suits Meet Geeks
Wired18/01/2000englishDigital Copyright Law on Trial
Slashdot18/01/2000englishDVD CCA Part II - Waiting For The Judge
Segfault18/01/2000englishDVD Update: Help Out The CCA (satire)
HNN18/01/2000englishMPAA Files More Suits over DeCSS
CNN.com18/01/2000englishFilm studios file suit against accused DVD hackers
Heise Online19/01/2000germanMit T-Shirts für DVD-Hacker
Telepolis19/01/2000germanRichter verschiebt Entscheidung im Verfahren über DVD-Kopierschutz
Mercury Center19/01/2000englishDVD decision may come down soon
CNet19/01/2000englishHollywood studios allege DVD piracy in suit
CNN.com19/01/2000englishCivil-rights group blasts DVD suit
Slashdot20/01/2000englishMPAA Sending Out DMCA Demand Letters
Wired20/01/2000englishDVD Case: Battle of the Basics
Futurezone / ORF21/01/2000germanGerichtsurteil gegen DVD-Hack
CNet21/01/2000englishFilm industry fights DVD decryption sites
Wired21/01/2000englishDVD Hackers Take a Hit in NY
Wired21/01/2000englishSmall Win for CA DVD Hackers
HNN21/01/2000english2600.com Hit With Injunction Over DeCSS
CNN.com21/01/2000englishU.S. judge orders DVD hack off Internet sites
Telepolis22/01/2000germanBedenklicher Kreuzzug für den Ausbau des Copyrights
Washington Post22/01/2000englishDVD Code-Breakers Dealt Court Setbacks
Mercury Center22/01/2000englishJudge bars DVD copier from websites
CNet24/01/2000englishCourt blocks online publishing of DVD decryption tool
Wired24/01/2000englishMore Bad News for DVD Hackers
Slashdot24/01/2000englishJon Johansen indicted by the MPA(A)
The Register24/01/2000englishDeCSS temporarily banned from the Net
Telepolis25/01/2000englishDeCSS-Prozess wird international
VG nett25/01/2000norwegianØkokrim pågrep og siktet datageni
TV225/01/2000norwegian16-årig datageni pågrepet av Økokrim
Aftenposten25/01/2000englishPolice raid teen hacker's home
dvdfr25/01/2000frenchDeCSS: Introduction au dossier qui agite Hollywood
dvdfr25/01/2000frenchDeCSS: Deux juges donnent raison à l'industrie du DVD
dvdfr25/01/2000frenchDeCSS: La parole à la défense
dvdfr25/01/2000frenchDeCSS: La parole aux plaignants
dvdfr25/01/2000frenchDeCSS: Opinions d'experts
dvdfr25/01/2000frenchDeCSS: Une motion internationale contre les dérives du procès
dvdfr25/01/2000frenchDeCSS: Les "ratés" de l'affaire
dvdfr25/01/2000frenchDeCSS: Mais c'est quoi au fait le DeCSS ?
Wired25/01/2000englishTeen Hacker's Home Raided
ZDnet25/01/2000englishDVD hacker arrested in Norway
CNet25/01/2000englishTeen arrested in connection with DVD cracking tool
CNN.com25/01/2000englishNorwegian teen raided by police in DVD suit
Spiegel25/01/2000germanSieg für Hollywood
Spiegel25/01/2000englishSieben Stunden lang verhört?
CNN Norway26/01/2000norwegianDVD-kopiering foregår i Østen
Computerworld Norway26/01/2000norwegianJohansen nye Mitnick?
Segfault26/01/2000englishMPAA, RIAA Legal Teams Join in Suprise Lawsuit (satire)
HNN26/01/2000englishSupport for DeCSS Author Grows
Aftenposten26/01/2000englishTeenage hacker gets worldwide support
CNet26/01/2000englishDVD lawyers spill "secret" code
Wired26/01/2000englishDVD Lawyers Make Secret Public
Computerworld26/01/2000englishDVD dispute targets Norwegian teen-ager
VG net26/01/2000norwegianData-geni i spørretimen
Nettavisen26/01/2000norwegianØkokrim henter DVD-hjelp
The Register26/01/2000englishYoung DeCSS developer rudely arrested
Segfault26/01/2000englishMPAA, RIAA Legal Teams Join in Suprise Lawsuit (satire)
dvdfr26/01/2000frenchGarde à vue pour l'un des auteurs du DeCSS
HNN27/01/2000englishDVD Lawyers Shut Down Courthouse
32BitsOnline27/01/2000englishDVD Lawsuit Spreads Its Own 'Trade Secrets'
Linux Journal27/01/2000englishCrackers and Crackdowns
Fool.com27/01/2000englishSon of DIVX: DVD Copy Control
LinuxWorld27/01/2000englishInterview with Jon Johansen
Yahoo France27/01/2000french'Piratage' de DVD : perquisition en Norvège
ZDNet France27/01/2000french"Piratage" de DVD : perquisition en Norvège
Technocrat.net28/01/2000englishThe Media and DeCSS
Futurezone / ORF28/01/2000germanIndustrie-Anwälte publizieren DeCSS-Code
Telepolis28/01/2000germanDie rechtlichen Konsequenzen des DeCSS-Falls
Segfault28/01/2000englishTheatre-Owner Union sues MPAA: Edison, Griffith Arrested (satire)
Linux.com28/01/2000englishThe DVD Cartel
Wired28/01/2000englishDVD Case: It's a Linux Thing
LA Times30/01/2000englishIf You Can't Protect What's Yours, You Own Nothing
LinuxWorld31/01/2000englishInterview with Jon Johansen
CNN.com31/01/2000englishMeet the kid behind the DVD hack
SF Gate31/01/2000englishMovies, music industries try to keep pirated copies from spinning out of control
HNN02/02/2000englishWorldWide Protest Against MPAA Planned
CNN financial network02/02/2000englishHackers, Others Take DVD Complaint To The Streets
Telepolis02/02/2000germanWe're not their enemy - we're their customers
Village Voice02/02/2000englishFade to Black
HNN03/02/2000englishDVD Protests Continue on Schedule
Wired03/02/2000englishJudge Rags on DVD Hackers
Wired04/02/2000englishDVD Case in Open Source Forum
HNN04/02/2000englishDeCSS, Court Documents, Protests and Fund Raisers
Business 2.004/02/2000englishLearn from the Libraries
Telepolis04/02/2000germanDie Zukunft des Copyright
Linux Journal04/02/2000englishLinux and DeCSS: What the MPAA is Really After
CNN.com04/02/2000englishDVD and the digital copyright act
CNN.com04/02/2000englishHacker magazine calls for movie business protest
ZDNet04/02/2000englishLawsuits cloud open-source DVD player
The Tribune News05/02/2000englishPoly student caught in Web of trouble
Tribune Review05/02/2000englishCops stop protest before it starts
Userfriendly06/02/2000englishA recent addition... (cartoon)
HNN07/02/2000englishAnti MPAA Leafletting Campaign a Huge Success
260007/02/2000englishLeafletting Campain a Success
LA Times07/02/2000englishHackers Are the Real Victims--of Industry Greed
digitalMass07/02/2000englishHackers a no-show at protest over DVD decryption
Technocrat.net07/02/2000englishDMCA Misinterpreted in DVD Case
New York Law Journal08/02/2000englishMovie Studios Win Round in Hacker Suit
Salon Magazine09/02/2000englishCriminal code?
Linux Today11/02/2000englishAs Robert Cringely might have put it...
Flatline Systems11/02/2000englishDeCSS - Call For Action
Linux Today12/02/2000englishThe next step in copyrights?
Salon Magazine14/02/2000englishStudio technician
Infoworld14/02/2000englishR.I.P. DVD: The still-young age of digital video disks is coming to an inevitable end
AmericanPartisan19/02/2000englishUse a Program, Go to Jail
OSOpinion22/02/2000englishSo you want to pirate a DVD over the 'Net...
Salon Magazine22/02/2000englishDeCSS decoy
ZDNet27/02/2000englishHollywood's war on open source
Wired28/02/2000englishCrypto Confab Heats Up
Dinotrac02/03/2000englishJack Valenti,MPAA, DCMA &DVD:Pigs Get Fed. Will Hogs be Slaughtered? Pt. 1
Mercury Center04/03/2000englishGreed undermines benefits of digital technology
260012/03/2000englishMPAA Continues Intimidation Campaign
no more updates
I'd love to, but keeping up with the news has become increasingly difficult and time-consuming, so I'll leave it to whoever wants the job. I'm engaged in an important project at the moment, which makes it difficult for me to spend extra time at updates, so instead of doing them half-hearted, I'd rather not do them at all.
You can find a collection of news articles at OpenDVD.org.