So What DMCA Exemption Requests Got Rejected?
Jul 28, 2010, 07:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Masnick)
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"Like many others yesterday, we covered the news that
(surprisingly) the US Copyright Office and the Librarian of
Congress granted some consumer friendly DMCA anti-circumvention
exemptions for things like jailbreaking smartphones. But, very
little coverage has been paid to what exemptions were requested and
rejected. First up?
"Subscription based services that offer DRMprotected streaming
video where the provider has only made available players for a
limited number of platforms, effectively creating an access control
that requires a specific operating system version and/or set of
hardware to view purchased material; and Motion pictures protected
by antiaccess measures, such that access to the motion picture
content requires use of a certain platform.
"Specifically, this involved someone who asked for an exemption
to, say, watch Netflix streaming, with a legit Netflix member
account, on a non-approved platform, such as Linux."