November 27, 2006

Anti-Circumvention Rulemaking

A new ruling allows film and media studies educators to circumvent CSS copyprotection found on most DVDs. The Librarian of Congress has announced new exemptions from the anti-cicumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

At the US Copyright Office site you can get a PDF copy of the full 88 page recommendation for this round of rulemaking. Detailed discussion of the 2006 exemptions begins on page 12 with an explication of the exemption for audiovisual works.

Posted by copyinfo at November 27, 2006 9:28 AM