"...A California appeals court has ruled in favor of the motion picture industry's efforts to sue an out-of-state resident for posting computer code allowing people to circumvent DVD encryption measures. The Sixth Appellate Court of California ruled Tuesday that Matthew Pavlovich, who is not a California resident, could be tried for violating the state's trade secrets law.
"The reach of the Internet is also the reach of the extension of the poster's presence," the ruling stated. The ruling follows what appeared to have been a small victory for Pavlovich in December 2000, when the California Supreme Court ordered a lower court to show he should remain in the case even though he is not a California resident. Because of the ruling, others involved in the case living outside California will remain under the state's jurisdiction. The ruling could show that the Internet is not immune to California's long-arm statutes even when the publisher of the site is located outside the state..."