"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
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