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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: 2015-10-28 11:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kass
w00t!

Date: 2015-10-28 12:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] juniperphoenix
Awesome!

Date: 2015-10-28 12:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Hurray!!!

Date: 2015-10-28 01:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rivkat
Thank you for all your hard work!

Date: 2015-10-28 01:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Huzzah and thank you for the mighty efforts on our behalf!

Date: 2015-10-28 02:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Congratulations, and THANK YOU!

Date: 2015-10-29 12:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renenet
\o/

Date: 2015-10-29 04:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] everbright
I was actually a little nervous this time; more than one call went 'round tumblr for exemplar vids and it sounded pretty desperate.

Date: 2015-10-29 05:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dira
I listened to a presentation this week from a librarian (a Canadian librarian who therefore possibly is not 100% up on the DMCA or the exemption process) talking about the difficulties the DMCA/copyright cause libraries (inability to serve as a true archive for ebooks and other digital materials, inability to make ebooks screen-readable for visually impaired patrons, etc) and she sort of mentioned that DMCA exemptions are theoretically possible but then immediately dismissed that as a route for libraries to pursue. I'm sure it's a whole other kettle of fish and obviously not easy, but I was still like "But I KNOW PEOPLE who get DMCA exemptions for stuff! WHY ARE WE NOT WORKING ON THAT?"

Which is to say. YAY GOOD WORK OTW LEGAL!

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