Friday, October 07, 2005

Any DVDs, Games You Want Cracked?

Any DVDs, Games You Want Cracked?
Wired News, publication date: 07 October 2005
"The DMCA forbids cracking of copy-protected or encrypted digital media, with certain exceptions. When the law was passed, Congress mandated the register of copyrights revisit the anti-circumvention section every three years to make sure consumers have proper access to materials they purchased -- even if content creators have them locked down.

If the copyright office finds instances where copy protection prevents fair use of the work, then those copy protections can be legally circumvented.

'I suspect that we will hear shortly from people who feel they have not been able to use copyrighted materials because of the DMCA,' said Ralph Oman, an intellectual property attorney and former register of copyrights."

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