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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: Sega tries to censor hacker discussions of Dreamcast

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Date sent:      	Fri, 06 Oct 2000 13:28:35 -0400
To:             	politech@politechbot.com
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: Sega tries to censor hacker discussions of Dreamcast system
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    Sega wants to silence advice on hacker sites
    By John Borland
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com
    October 4, 2000, 1:30 p.m. PT

    Citing piracy concerns, Sega of America is seeking to shut down a
    handful of Web sites and message boards that discuss its Dreamcast
    game system, leading one publication to fight back with charges of

    Sega has launched a campaign of cease-and-desist letters against a
    list of Web sites that provide news about pirated Dreamcast games,
    including release information, reviews, credits and some
    instructions. Although most of these sites are shutting down
    rather than facing the giant, at least one news site is fighting
    back, saying that the copyright holders have gone too far.

    Jennifer Granick, the attorney representing Web site Isonews, says
    Sega has stepped over the line in asking her client to kill a
    message board devoted to the Dreamcast player. The request, she
    says, could put new limits on what kind of speech is deemed legal
    inside a bulletin board-style forum service.


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