Big News: Court Rules Bypassing Technology Not a DMCA Violation

by Christopher Paul on July 25, 2010

Big news regarding anti-circumvention laws. A court has ruled merely bypassing copyrighted software to view the contents is not illegal under the DMCA. The court said:

“The DMCA prohibits only forms of access that would violate or impinge on the protections that the Copyright Act otherwise affords copyright owners.”

Also:

“The owner’s technological measure must protect the copyrighted material against an infringement of a right that the Copyright Act protects, not from mere use or viewing.”

Court Backs Dismissal of Digital Copyright Claim – Courthouse News Service [via Slashdot]

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