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New Chance To Bypass DMCA Copyright Circumvention Ban

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 4:56 PM EDT) -- On June 30, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office initiated the seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding under Section 1201 of the Copyright Act. Section 1201, adopted by Congress in 1998 as a part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, prohibits the circumvention of technological controls that protect copyrighted works, such as encryption and password protocols, so that copyright owners can be more secure in disseminating their works in the digital world. In enacting the statute, however, Congress recognized that in some cases, an exception to the general prohibition...
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