Category Archives: drm

Washington Post explains how the DMCA will kill your family

Buries the lede a bit, but it gets there: The industry says the law protects consumers by preventing cars from being hacked. But the main impact, say Rad and other security researchers, is to stem the tide of revelations embarrassing … Continue reading

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DMCA exemption followup

The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing noncommercial exemption. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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DMCA Class 21 (vehicle software) FYI

From the Copyright Office: Class 21 Witnesses, Additional written materials were submitted at the hearing for Proposed Class 21: Vehicle software – diagnosis, repair, or modification. The Copyright Office provided the opportunity to respond to these materials until the close … Continue reading

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DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereaders

Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley Stacy Cheney (NTIA)   In and out: this took 15 minutes.  This exemption will, I predict, be granted.   Proposed Class 9: Literary works distributed electronically … Continue reading

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DMCA hearings: medical devices

Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley John Morris (NTIA)   Proposed Class 27: Software – networked medical devices The proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs protecting computer programs in medical devices … Continue reading

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DMCA hearings: remix

Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley Stacy Cheney (NTIA)   Note that my recap does not reflect all Qs because I was participating.   Proposed Class 7: Audiovisual works – derivative uses … Continue reading

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DMCA hearings: 3D printing

Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley Stacy Cheney (NTIA)   Proposed Class 26: Software – 3D printers This proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs on firmware or software in 3D printers … Continue reading

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