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Fernando Gutierrez 3/12/2016
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Private. Collaborators only.
Selection made on Version 7
Sections 1201-1203 of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) make it illegal to circumvent locks that restrict access to copyrighted works regardless of whether you are actually breaking copyright law. This means that companies can use digital locks to hide away content that we should have legitimate access, and those locks have the force of law – breaking them is a felony with a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
This means that companies can use digital locks to hide away content that we should have legitimate access, and those locks have the force of law
It is interesting/worrisome how software is creating new types of limited property. We don’t really own our Kindle or iTunes libraries. We can’t disassemble our gadgets. One could argue that software is created new ad-hoc rights, but truth is most people don’t agree or even know.