tishaturk: (OTW)
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Once again, the OTW and EFF persuaded the copyright office to grant vidders (and other makers of noncommercial remix video) a DMCA exemption! The Librarian of Congress 1) renewed the existing exemptions (which allow us to circumvent DRM on DVDs and digital downloads) and 2) added Blu-Ray.

You can read the EFF's account or read the ruling itself.

\o/

Date: 2015-11-01 09:17 pm (UTC)
renenet: (information angels)
From: [personal profile] renenet
I don't know what specific library issues or activities the presenter you saw was discussing, but I can tell you that the ALA and other major library associations are actively involved in the DMCA and other copyright and intellectual property law-making and rule-making processes via the Library Copyright Alliance, which submitted comments on several proposed exemptions in the most recent round of DMCA exemptions. Are there more or different things for which the library profession should be advocating in this arena? Maybe so, but we do have the advocacy infrastructure in place.

Date: 2015-11-01 09:22 pm (UTC)
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] dira
Aha! Possibly just a thing our presenter was not up on, then. (She was, uh, mainly talking about ways to get AROUND copyright law in a library rather than ways to, you know, change it?) Good to know that the ALA is indeed on the job there. *g*

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