Friday, November 24, 2006

DMCA still stands, but now with some exemptions

It's still a shitty law though.  Something else I will happily ignore to avoid my fair use rights being infringed.  Again, how could I watch DVDs (legally rented/owned) on my Linux box without doing so?

Boing Boing: Copyright Office creates 6 DMCA exemptions
the office refused to grant exemptions that would benefit the general public -- space- and format-shifting, backing up your DVDs -- and they took back an earlier exemption that let people reverse-engineer the blacklists maintained by censorware companies to bring some transparency to their process.

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