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Re: DeCSS Court Hearing Report (fwd)




----- Forwarded message from John Young -----

Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 05:28:32 -0500
From: John Young <[email protected]>
Subject: CDR: Re: DeCSS Court Hearing Report (fwd)

There was much controversy over the early version of the DMCA 
which prohibited reverse engineering. But after protests from
researchers the final law enacted does allow reverse engineering 
for certain types of research.

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----- End of forwarded message from John Young -----

That's stretching the wording of the act more than a tad.

What the act actualy says is that if you're a group who would normaly be
able to bypass the copyright requirements (e.g non-profit educational or
loan library use are about it) and it can be shown the protection technology 
will adversely effect them only then can the technology be bypassed.

http://www.loc.gov/copyright/1201/anticirc.html


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