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Feds Consider New DMCA Anti-Circumvention Exemptions

It's that time again when the Librarian of Congress considers carving out anti-circumvention exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Fred von Lohmann points out that the government "has repeatedly dismissed any consumer-oriented fair uses, such as making backup copies of DVDs or video games, as well as requests for exemptions to enable copying DVDs to laptops and portable devices."

Von Lohmann declared the DMCA exemption process "hopelessly broken."

Monday, December 1, 2008
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