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Old 10-05-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by emellaich View Post
Interesting article:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/n...wn-the-dvd.ars

However, as the writer notes this ruling is not expected to be definitive. What it is expected to do is to result in an appeal to a higher court where this can be discussed in greater detail.

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The DMCA has (at least) two distinct provisions: a prohibition on circumventing copy protection that controls access to a work, and a ban on "trafficking" in circumvention tools. Judge Marshall seems to have accepted UCLA's argument that its lawful purchase of the DVD meant it couldn't have run afoul of the circumvention provision, but he didn't spell out his reasoning.
I'm guessing he didn't spell out his reasoning because he couldn't justify legally (regardless of the morality). I thought this [prohibition] was established law.
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