The DMCRA is widely viewed as the first significant digital rights bill and a credible attempt to modulate some of the excesses in the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). ...
H.R. 107 would:
- Amend controversial Section 1201 of the DMCA to allow breaking a technological lock that controls access to and use of a copyrighted work if the circumvention does not result in infringement of the work
- Decriminalize circumvention tools when they have substantial non-infringing uses
- Allow scientists to research the strength and reliability of technological locks without subjecting themselves to civil and criminal penalties
- Require proper labeling of "copy protected" CDs so that consumers know what device a CD can be played on.
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