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ZDNet UK: Public Get a Say on DMCA

Nov 23, 2002, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

[ Thanks to libdave for this link. ]

"Foes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act have a second chance to tweak a section of the controversial law.

"On Tuesday, the US Copyright Office began accepting comments from the public on the law's 'anticircumvention' section, which limits people's ability to bypass copy-protection mechanisms. Comments are due by 18 December.

"When enacting the DMCA in 1998, Congress ordered the Copyright Office to conduct regular reviews of one portion of the law. The Librarian of Congress, who oversees the Copyright Office, may exempt specific groups from being covered by part of the DMCA..."

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