August 30, 2001

Copyright office: No big changes to DMCA needed, yet

Author: JT Smith

Reuters on CNet reports on a study by the U.S. Copyright Office. "A study released on Wednesday on how revised U.S. copyright law is
working in the digital age recommends some legislative changes to clarify 'fair use' by
purchasers of legal copies.

But the U.S. Copyright Office study did not find sufficient evidence for a digital provision in that
part of traditional copyright law that allows the owner of a legal copy of a work to sell or give it
away."

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