From: Daniel Chudnov <dchud@um...> - 2001-07-30 21:11:48
If you haven't seen it yet, Pf. Lessig has blessed us all with a terrific
op-ed from today's New York Times, "Jail Time in the Digital Age":
(note potentially wrapped long url...)
"Thus when the D.M.C.A. protects technology that in turn protects
copyrighted material, it often protects much more broadly than copyright
law does. It makes criminal what copyright law would forgive."
"...what the Sklyarov case means is that this controversial experiment in
the United States now essentially regulates the world."
"...the law should not push its power beyond the protection of copyright,
and the law should especially not criminalize activities that are central
to research in encryption and security."
I'm really frustrated I had to miss the dmitry-boston protest today, but
according to the list it again went quite well (in Boston, and in Chicago,
and elsewhere!), and plans for new protests are already underway. Start
or join a protest near you! The public is catching on, the groundswell
Free Dmitry! Fight the DMCA!
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