DRM & Copyright Office DMCA Hearing

BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY  |  Harvard Team Advocates for DRM Exemption at Copyright Office DMCA Hearing  |  May 07, 2009  |  “Berkman Center Student Fellow Christopher Soghoian testified yesterday at a Copyright Office hearing in Washington, DC in support of his requests for exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) §1201’s prohibition against circumventing technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.  Chris was represented at the hearing by Harvard third-year Cyberlaw Clinic student Arjun Mehra (pictured), who prepared and submitted the exemption requests with Chris in December 2008.  Chris’s testimony urged the Copyright Office to grant exemptions from §1201’s anti-circumvention prohibitions in two cases:  one for lawfully purchased audio and video files protected by digital rights management (DRM) technology when the online stores and authentication servers that allow access to such files cease to operate, and another for researchers to document how the authentication servers that enable various currently-existing DRM schemes function in order to allow users to take advantage of the first exemption in case a particular scheme fails….”  [more]

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