Finnish court rules DVD DRM ‘ineffective’

Finnish court ruling is prompting questions over the wording of a European copyright directive that prohibits publishing information that could enable illegal DVD copying.

On Friday, Helsinki District Court judges threw out a case against two men charged with violating copyright law for distributing code that broke the copy-protection technology on DVDs.

The code and programs allow for the decryption of DVDs using CSS (content scrambling system), a form of DRM (digital rights management) to prevent illegal copying, said Mikko Rauhala, one of the men who was charged.

In 2005, Finland passed a law that mirrors a European Union (EU) directive from 2001 dealing with copyright, according to Mikko V

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