The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in California Friday (Feb. 27) reversed a 1999 injunction against Andrew Bunner that had prohibited him from posting DVD decryption codes on the Internet. The court

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in California Friday (Feb. 27) reversed a 1999 injunction against Andrew Bunner that had prohibited him from posting DVD decryption codes on the Internet. The court ruled that the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA), which brought the charges against Bunner, did not show that content scrambling system (CSS) decryption codes were trade secrets.

The DVD CCA filed a voluntary dismissal of its case against Bunner in January, claiming at the time that that it sought to change its legal strategy in fighting against piracy.

The Morgan Hill, Calif.-based DVD CCA recently won a lawsuit against software company 321 Studios. The company's product was deemed in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, since it allowed users to copy DVDs by bypassing CSS codes.