Sunday, March 22, 2009

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

I originally wrote this entry on August 10, 2004 and published it on

There's a nice, compact 18-page document published by the U.S. Copyright Office that summarizes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998.

On Lessig Blog, guest writer Congressman Rick Boucher writes how DMCA went too far in restricting fair use in the digital era. He summarizes consumer-rights and scientific research exemptions to DMCA he and Congressman John Doolittle of California have introduced.

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