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Getting (back) into gear
Posted: 2005-10-03 14:39
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Author: Phil Gengler
Section: Copyright

Well, it's that time again. The Library of Congress has begun the third rulemaking process for exemptions to section 1201(a)(1) of the DMCA with an announcement in the Federal Register. Public comments are being accepted through December 1, followed by reply comments through February 2, 2006, and then there will be public hearings again. After falling away from copyright-related stuff for a while (for all sorts of reasons), this might just be the incentive I need to get back in the game.

Quick summary of the last rulemaking: exemptions were given for access blacklists, dongles for "abandoned" software, access-restricted e-books with no text-to-speech options, and certain types of old video games. Hopefully this time around will yield some more successes.