After a year in limbo, the Librarian of Congress moved last week to allow a number of exceptions to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that will clear the way for researchers to delve into the security of connected products, including smart vehicles and other products. "It’s good that the Copyright Office and the Librarian of Congress agree that security research is a good thing and that Section 1201 is getting in the way,” said Kitt Walsh, a staff attorney at The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), referring to the part of the DMCA that prohibits the circumventing of copyright protections like Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology.

Monday, October 31, 2016
The Security Ledger

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