November 1, 2000

Digital copyright rule victory for entertainment industry

Author: JT Smith

From InfoWorld: "The U.S. Library of Congress has posted a rule saying only two types of digitized works are exempt from the 2-year-old Digital Millennium Copyright Act's prohibition against cracking access codes designed to protect movies, software, books, and other digitally recorded material from illegal use. The rule is seen as a victory for the entertainment industry, which uses access codes to protect the copyrights of digital recordings of films and music, but a defeat for software developers who 'reverse engineer' some software code in order to customize it ..."
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