Originally Posted by sweevo
"Here's some remarkable news: a judge in a New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Appeals Court has ruled that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's ban on breaking DRM only applies if you break DRM in order to violate copyright law.
I'm not sure that's what the judge was really saying.
It sounded like in this case, the "protection" was not protecting against copyright infringement at all, so the judge said the DMCA didn't apply. That's different from saying that breaking DRM is OK for fair use, etc.