July 06, 2003

DMCA censorware exemption follow-up question

[After I testified on censorware in the Copyright Office's hearings on DMCA exemptions, they recently sent a follow-up question about the topic. Here's part of the letter they sent to me, posted with permission. They also asked everyone else who testified about censorware (Jonathan Band, James Tyre, and the censorware advocates) a similar question. This isn't a public round of reply, but rather clarification of issues]

Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies

Dear Mr. Finkelstein

Thank you for appearing as a witness at our hearings on possible exemptions to the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.

As we stated at the hearings, we intended to submit additional questions in writing to many of the witnesses. Based on our review of the record, we would like you to respond to the following question:

Please clarify, as specifically as possible, the types of applications you believe should or should not be subject to an exception for the circumvention of access controls on filtering software lists, if such an exception is recommended.

Please provide any documentation and/or citations that will support any of the factual assertions you make in answering these questions.



David O. Carson
General Counsel

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware , dmca | on July 06, 2003 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups

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