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Digital Copywrongs

Jul 29, 2010, 19:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Lee)

"On July 26 the librarian of Congress announced six ways you can legally violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The Internet found this extremely exciting. "DMCA Victory!" declared the homepage of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "With the full force of the U.S. government behind [you] … you might be able to, perhaps, sue Apple when an iOS update makes your phone inoperable," PC Magazine daydreamed. Some reactions were even more grandiose.

"Passed in 1998, the DMCA brought U.S. law into harmony with various international intellectual-property treaties. The new law not only changed the liabilities and penalties associated with copyright violation but also went after the tools that make such violations possible."

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