replicant_deckard writes "Helsinki District Court ruled that Content Scrambling System (CSS) used in DVD movies is "ineffective". The decision is the first in Europe to interpret new copyright law amendments that ban the circumvention of "effective technological measures" according to Copyright Directive from 2001. The court said that a protection measure is no longer effective, when there is widely available end-user software implementing a circumvention method. So keep on hacking and DRM becomes both technically and legally meaningless! Here's a press release from the winning hackers and here's more detailed analysis of the case and its potential implications."