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CSS

abbreviation for
1. (Computer Science) computing cascading style sheet
2. (Social Welfare) (in Britain) Certificate in Social Service
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His work was part of a worldwide wave of protests against the prosecution of open source developers, including the arrest of one of the initial developers of the DeCSS software referenced in the verse.
The Norwegian police share the US entertainment industry's controversial view that DeCSS is a pirating tool.
Johansen, also known as DVD-Jon, was 15 when he developed the program, DeCSS, to watch movies on a Linux-based computer without DVD-viewing software.
Johansen created the DeCSS software program to play DVD movies he already owned on his Linux-based computer, for which DVD software had not yet been written.
Earlier this week we told how a US court ruled in favour of Hollywood studios against a Texan man who distributed the DeCSS program from his website.
Software like DeCSS is illegal in the United States, under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a 1998 law that outlaws the creation and distribution of technology that enables users to skirt copyright protections on films, music and other forms of software.
The court then concluded that the essential purpose of DeCSS was like a combination that can open a safe: its purpose is to circumvent the DVD copyright protection scheme.
The latter part of the decision dealt with Corley's links to the DeCSS code.
In the nearly two years it took for the case to reach the latest ruling, DeCSS remained widely available on the Internet and was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.
GARBUS: Now, with respect to a DVD that's been decrypted by DeCSS, have you ever seen one?
Preliminary injunctions have been issued in California and New York, where plaintiffs also attempted to obtain preliminary injunctions against Web sites that link to others containing the DeCSS code.