Emmanuel Goldstein has retained the services of New York lawyer Martin Garbus in his case against the MPAA regarding his posting of DeCSS to his web site. Garbus has defend such luminaries as Lenny Bruce, Timothy Leary, and George Wallace. He has won all 20 of his arguments before the Supreme Court. Garbus plans to argue that DeCSS is an innovation in interoperability, and therefore protect under the “fair use” principle of the First Amendment.
“There is little question in my mind this persecution of hackers is, in many respect, analogous to the Communist red-baiting of yore. They are being unfairly maligned, and stigmatized, without due cause.” – Martin Garbus