[d at DCC] U.S. Copyright Office issues new rights
russell at flora.ca
Mon Nov 27 15:36:55 EST 2006
Robert Smits wrote:
> I noticed this yesterday........................
> There's an AP wire story about new user's rights exemptions under US copyright
More full version of these temporary exemptions:
"The not-so-good news is in some of the exemptions that were not
granted. The exemption for censorware research was not renewed, mostly
because its most effective advocates, such as Seth Finkelstein, got
tired of re-requesting it. (Even if nothing has changed, each exemption
must be rerequested every three years through the same bureaucratic
process — one example of how the playing field is tilted against
While this is a good recognition of the flaws of the DMCA in that it
harms legitimate speech and innovation, the process is still a disaster.
It is likely the 6 exceptions that they granted this year will simply
expire in 3 years.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
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