ZDNet UK: Public Get a Say on DMCA
Nov 23, 2002, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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