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Cell phone unlocking: a legal primer

On March 4th, the Obama administration commented on one of the most wacky parts of copyright law–the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention provision and its mandated triennial rulemaking proceeding–by agreeing with the signers of a White House petition that “consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking…

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Topic du jour? Access!

Things are heating up in Washington — and we’re not just talking about the temperature!  Access is the topic du jour this week!  Much is happening on a number of fronts — from Congress to the U.S. Copyright Office to the FCC with regard to access and accessibility.  Advances in…

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ALA/ARL/ACRL testifies in support of DMCA 1201 exemption for faculty in all disciplines

In December 2008 the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) and the Music Library Association (MLA) submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office at the Library of Congress, asking for an expansion of the previous exemption to the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to include the following: The…

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