But then, you knew that already ...
Finally, the bill would loosen the grip of the DMCA, which restricts circumvention of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions even for lawful uses. The FAIR Use Act adds 12 exemptions, including the ability to circumvent for classic fair use purposes like news reporting, research, commentary, and criticism.
Broader DMCA and copyright reform remains absolutely necessary, but if passed this bill would be a big first step in the right direction.
Unfortunately, I doubt my blogging about it will do any good, because of preaching to choir (or to the "opposition researchers", but same thing).
[Update: memesterbation (linking because everyone else is linking ...) ]By Seth Finkelstein | posted in dmca | on February 27, 2007 08:26 PM (Infothought permalink)