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InfoWorld: DMCA Horror Show

Nov 02, 2002, 05:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Well, it's that time of year again when horrifying things terrorize people in their dreams. Ghoulish tales fill the air. And grown people peek over their shoulders in fear.

"No, I'm not talking about Halloween. It's time again to consider the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

"For those who don't recall the bill, the DMCA was supposed to be the magic legal bullet that would protect copyright holders from efforts to crack security measures protecting intellectual property. Although that may sound reasonable and business-friendly, it has proved to be otherwise--especially when it comes to open-source software..."

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