August 13, 2001

DMCA: Software double bind

Author: JT Smith

From the New York Times (free registration required): "Call it the digital copyright equivalent of
having your cake but not being able to
eat it. The case of Dmitri Sklyarov, a
Russian computer programmer arrested last
month in Las Vegas, is drawing attention to a
double bind in the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act, a 1998 law that some legal experts say
extends rights to consumers even as it
effectively prevents them from exercising
those rights."
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