PETITION OF A COALITION OF MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCHERS FOR EXEMPTION TO PROHIBITION ON CIRCUMVENTION OF COPYRIGHT PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR ACCESS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES | DMCA Anti-Circumvention Exemption Request on behalf of Hugo Campos, Jerome Radcliffe, Karen Sandler, and Benjamin West (No. 2014-07) | November 3, 2014 | The Cyberlaw Clinic submitted this petition (PDF) on behalf of a coalition of medical device researchers as part of the Copyright Office and Library of Congress’ sixth triennial rulemaking process, seeking an exemption to 17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(1)(A) for those who access the source code and outputs of medical devices in order to research the safety, security, and effectiveness of such devices. More information about the petition can be found here. The Cyberlaw Clinic previously filed a DMCA Anti-Circumvention Exemption request on behalf of another client during the fourth triennial anti-circumvention rulemaking in 2008.
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Great to hear that SCOTUS has granted cert in the Oracle/Google case, re: copyright and APIs. The @cyberlawclinic submitted an amicus brief earlier this year on behalf of IP scholars supporting the petition for certiorari, focused on fair use issues. clinic.cyber.harvard.edu/2019…