Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Copyright reform close but no cigar

Copyright reform close but no cigar:
"'The way it is set out in the Act, the rights are given then essentially taken away,' she said referring to the exceptions. 'So you have all these rights but you can't exercise them' because the digital lock provisions override any exception.

Ultimately, most lawyers suggest that the fair dealing definitions and exceptions should be broadened and consumers should have the right to break digital locks for personal use."