The Next Video Machine?
by RANDY PICKER
The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog, publication date: 17 July 2006
"A substantial fraction of copyright discussion, especially about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, emphasizes particular examples. The argument takes the form of “with the DMCA, the following use can’t take place and that can’t be right, can it?” Tim Lee, whose post on this spurred this post, makes this argument in describing how the DMCA has stifled innovation.
This is an incomplete way to frame the argument. These situations are usually about sets of uses. The technology will allow us to allow A, B and C or X, Y and Z, and we are not just choosing B or Z. We are choosing among different bundles of uses."