Missing from the New DMCA Excemptions... Technorati icon

November 24, 2006 | Filed under: Random Thoughts

Afterdawn and EFF are reporting on the recent excemptions made to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Its worth a look to see how some good carve-outs for academics and the like, but those horrid, thieving consumers are still stuffed.

This one stood out for me:

3. Computer programs protected by dongles that prevent access due to malfunction or damage and which are obsolete. A dongle shall be considered obsolete if it is no longer manufactured or if a replacement or repair is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace.

There should be a similar excemption which allows circumvention if a user buys a music collection with some form of DRM from a store that closes down and ceases to re-issue licences.

Or is DRM dead anyway?

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