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  Perl in a Legal Brief[->] on 2008.09.09 7:45 philcrow

Submitted by philcrow on 2008.09.09 7:45
philcrow writes "Seventeen CS luminaries (including Kernighan, Plauger, Minsky, Rivest, Spafford, and Stallman) have filed an amici curiae brief supporting the appeal of the DeCSS case and arguing that computer code deserves the same First Amendment protections as other forms of expression. It's a more interesting read than your average legal brief, and it includes a snippet of Perl code (which is, amazingly, syntactically correct even after conversion to HTML, except for an extra closing bracket) as well as a reference to The Perl Journal's poetry contest. The usual discussion is going on over on Slashdot (not much Perl-related)."
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