Changing times: This odd matchup of authority was bestowed upon the Library of Congress in 1998 under digital copyright legislation aimed mostly at keeping people from copying music and movies. But that power has grown with the technological advances of the past 18 years. “What this current round of exemptions is driving home is how much has changed,” Corynne McSherry, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, tells POLITICO. “I don’t think Congress even remotely contemplated that you’d have to go get an exemption from the Librarian of Congress to fix your car.”

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Politico

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