"Critics of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are asking the
librarian of Congress to preserve traditional fair-use and
free-speech rights by carving out exceptions to the law."
"Unless some exceptions are created, they argue, the
entertainment industry will have more control than the Constitution
allows. One concern is that this could lead to a pay-per-use world
where consumers don't truly own the books, movies and music they
"But because Congress feared the potentially adverse effects of
giving copyright owners lock-and-key rights to their works, it
delayed the effective implementation date of this portion of the
DMCA by two years and mandated a study period by the librarian of
Congress and the Copyright Office."
"The two years are up, and on Oct. 28, the librarian of
Congress will announce new rules governing the access provisions of