DMCA Exepmptions?

The EFF recently made a post on their site about the DMCA.

This post is about certain access control programs in DVDs and other software.

“Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office undertakes a rule-making to consider whether the DMCA’s ban on circumventing technological protection measures (e.g., DRM and other “access control” restrictions) is interfering with noninfringing uses of copyrighted materials.”

This has to do with fair use vs. breaking the law.

If I wanted to make an anime music video, or show clips in a classroom setting, I’d be breaking the law. This exemption status proposal means I could file my reasons for needing the exemption and, if it passes, gain that status.

This is a good idea.

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