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DMCA Exemptions announced
posted by scubacuda on Wednesday October 29, @12:34AM
from the rock-on,-Seth dept.
Copyright Seth Finkelstein writes "The Copyright Office has announced the current three years DMCA exemptions for "classes of works subject subject to the exemption from the prohibit on against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works".

Very roughly, the exemptions are:
1) censorware
2) Obsolete computer programs restricted by broken "dongles"
3) Computer programs and video games from obsolete hardware
4) E-books where all versions can't be used by the blind

Full details are in The Recommendation of the Register of Copyrights

As a note of personal credit, "The Register's recommendation in favor of this [censorware] exemption is based primarily on the evidence introduced in the comments and testimony by one person, Seth Finkelstein, a non-lawyer participating on his own behalf.""

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    A little self-plugging is good for the soul (Score:1)
    by Rumor on Wednesday October 29, @12:49AM (#1345)
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    Sweet. That's some good work, Seth.
    I'll take Fries with that Big Mac, Seth (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 29, @09:36PM (#1346)
    Yes Seth, but what are you going to do for a job? You've been unemployed now for about a year, and isn't your unemployement running out? Will you be taking a job at McDonalds? I notice on Monster.com that there are over *50 job openings* for web programmers. Why can't you even get one of these jobs in the now-booming tech sector? Is it because any prospective employer who googles sees what a psycho you are?

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