Items tagged "Digital Locks"
COVID-19 Highlights Why IP Shouldn’t Limit the Right to RepairMay 22, 2020 Anticircumvention , Communications & Pandemic Series , Copyright Office , Copyright Reform , Digital First Sale , Digital Locks , DMCA , Right to Repair , Section 1201
This blog post is part of a series on communications policies Public Knowledge recommends in response to the pandemic. You can read more of our proposals here and view the full series here. The right to repair consumer goods such as gaming systems, appliances, and even medical equipment is more important than ever now that we are living […]Read More
Oceans Rise, Cities Fall, DVD Ban RemainsNovember 4, 2015 1201 Reform , Anticircumvention , Copyright Reform , Digital Locks , DMCA
As sure as the fall follows summer, and the sun rises in the east, the sixth triennial DMCA Section 1201 exemption process resulted in the rejection of our request for an exemption for creating private copies of DVDs and Blu Ray discs (DVD/BRDs). Consumers have long sought exemptions for private copying of DVDs, and more recently Blu Ray discs, for purposes ranging from Linux compatibility, to putting videos on home media servers, to making back-up copies in case discs get scratched, to watching them on devices lacking optical drives, like tablets, smartphones, and most modern laptops.Read More