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zgp.org: Digital Millennium Copyright Act protest at Stanford University

May 15, 2000, 03:17 (1 Talkback[s])

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"What is DMCA? The major copyright-holding industries (movies, music, and proprietary software) have quietly purchased a law from Congress that could be interpreted to ban legitimate fair use and reverse engineering of copyrighted works...."

"We're gathering outside a hearing that is part of the Rulemaking on Exemptions from Prohibition on Circumvention of Technological Measures that Control Access to Copyrighted Works. (We didn't name it, the United States Copyright Office did.)"

"We choose to attend to show our concern about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which some companies are currently trying to use to stifle legitimate fair use and reverse engineering."

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