[MUD-Dev] Games are not speech?

Dave Rickey daver at mythicentertainment.com
Fri May 3 10:03:18 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


From: "Sean Kelly" <sean at ffwd.cx>

> Software in general seems to be throwing the lawmakers for a loop.
> Whatever happened to the lawsuit where that cryptography professor
> won the ruling that source code is speech?  It hasn't seemed to
> have applied in the cases regarding DeCSS.

As I recall, it was "speech" if it was on paper, and "munitions" if
it was ASCII on a floppy disc.  Hence the PGP source was published
in a book form, exported (legally) and then OCR'd and compiled
overseas.

--Dave

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