May 19, 2002

Then I wandered

Then I wandered around on the web for a while. Wound up at the gallery of examples of DeCSS - the code for disabling the encryption of DVDs. The examples explore the boundary between the "executable code" which was determined to be illegal in a court decision, and descriptions of that code - in many media and genres (t-shirts, animations, squaredance calls) - which fall under first amendment protection. My favorite of these examples was an anonymous epic in haiku stanzas. I skimmed the code, and enjoyed the verse.

Posted by EGP at May 19, 2002 11:30 PM