Comments: DMCA 1201 Anti-circumvention rulemaking COMMENTS POSTED

"A significant number of these comments do not adhere to the requirements of the Office's Notice of Inquiry. For example, a number of commenters have failed to propose a "class of works," have proposed broad classes without factual support for such a class, have not identified a causal connection between a noninfringing use and the prohibition on circumvention, or have not identified an access control that would implicate the prohibition of circumvention. While the value of such comments to this statutory inquiry is questionable, the Copyright Office has decided to post these comments."

Did I just get shut down by the Copyright Office?
I think I just got shut down!

Nah, my suggestion was apparently interpreted and filed properly.

Posted by Anonymous at December 20, 2005 02:16 AM

Sometime soon, federal agencies could set up deliberation/commenting systems which would allow people to caucus on opinions, but I suppose I need to spread that software first.

Meanwhile, for Infothought fans-- Comcast is apparently bouncing mail to So I called Seth to check on everything. He's alright, and trying to get off Comcast's blacklist. And he is able to read his mail somehow.

On a public note, I wanted to thank Seth for his guidance over the last year helping me navigate the A-Lists and the Z-Lists. It's been fun and informative. We have different research interests, but did find a common theme in the "new gatekeepers" analysis. And it was fun visiting some random weblog (well, random among the usual suspects) and finding Seth already chipping away at some puny argument that some bigshot was making. Looking forward to that again sometime, but I have learned by now the diminishing returns.

Happy New Year, Seth.

Posted by Jon Garfunkel at December 20, 2005 06:31 PM