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Wired: DMCA Has Its Day

May 19, 2000, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad King)

"Protestors gathered outside the Stanford School of Law on Thursday as two days of public hearings began to determine which anti-circumvention exemptions will be added to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act."

"The U.S. Copyright Office hearings are the last session on circumvention before a final decision is made on which exceptions will be included in DMCA Section 12.01. It deals with what individuals can and cannot do to avoid the technological security measures protecting copyrighted materials."

"...This protest is about the anti-circumvention sentiments," said Don Marti, public relations director for the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group. "This is about maintaining the ability to reverse engineer programs, fair use and maintaining the rights that we, as users and readers, have always had under copyright law."

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