Reimerdes, the movie industry's attempt to squelch DeCSS. DeCSS is a program designed to allow Linux users to watch DVDs on their computers, and 2600.com had provided links to websites which contained the DeCSS code. Corley was the only defendant who chose to fight the industry in court. In his controversial ruling against Corley, United States District Judge Lewis A.
Kaplan described 2600 magazine as follows: "2600: The Hacker Quarterly has included articles on such topics as how to steal an Internet domain name, how to write more secure ASP code, access other people's e-mail, secure your Linux box, intercept cellular phone calls, how to put Linux on an Xbox, how to remove spyware, and break into the computer systems at Costco stores and Federal Express. One issue contains a guide to the federal criminal justice system for readers charged with computer hacking. In addition, 2600 operates a web site located at 2600.com, which is managed primarily by Mr. Corley and has been in existence since 1995." In 1999, Corley released the full length documentary Freedom Downtime, which he wrote, directed and produced, about convicted hacker Kevin Mitnick and the Free Kevin movement, among other things.
He is currently in the process of filming his latest documentary, Speakers' World. Furthermore, he was creative advisor to the movie Hackers. He was arrested on August 31, 2004 in New York City, while trying to videotape a demonstration against the Republican National Convention. After being detained for more than 30 hours, he was charged with disorderly conduct. At a hearing on November 29, 2004, the city dropped all charges against Corley. Eric Corley currently lives in Middle Island, New York on Long Island.
He also hosts the radio show Off the Hook on WBAI, and is concerned with legal matters related to social engineering and other issues affecting the hacker world. He has recently ressurrected his old radio show Brain Damage (under the name Off The Wall) on Stony Brook University's WUSB. No stranger to the film world, Corley will be featured as The Outside Man in the upcoming film Urchin due to be released in February 2006. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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