Eight of the nation’s major movie studios, battling the spread of a computer program which removes DVD copy-protection, have the creator of a Norwalk, Conn. computer hacking Web site in their crosshairs.

Paramount, Disney, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, MGM, Tri-Star and Time-Warner are joining in a concerted Hartford, Conn. federal court action, Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Jeraimee Hughes, to keep the Web site designer from offering downloads of a recently-discovered “key” to the movies’ encryption.

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