Preliminary Injunction

Evidence does not justify trial court’s issuance of preliminary injunction, under California’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act, prohibiting defendant’s publication of digital versatile disc decryption software on the Internet, since record indicates that decryption software had been so widely distributed that encryption technology may have lost its trade secret status by time plaintiff sought preliminary injunction.  The case involved the trial court granting DVD CCA’s request for preliminary injunction and entered an order prohibiting defendants from posting, disclosing, or distributing DeCSS (a computer program allegedly containing DVD CCA’s trade secrets) or related proprietary material.  (DVD Copy Control Association Inc. v. Bunner, 69 USPQ2d 1907, Ca CtApp, 2/27/04).


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