Tuesday, March 27, 2007

It is too bad they didn't think more carefully before the act became law.

Maybe you purchased a movie on a DVD and you would like to watch it on your video ipod. However, transferring it from your DVD to your ipod is a crime, thanks to the anti-consumer 1998 DMCA act. A decade after the act was passed, Bruce Lehman, the architect of the DMCA and the WIPO Internet Treaties, now reportedly has second thoughts: "Our Clinton administration policies didn't work out very well" and "Our attempts at copyright control have not been successful."

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