Sony BMG Rootkit Discussed At DMCA Rulemaking Hearings
The Sony BMG rootkit scandal was front and center at the current DMCA rulemaking hearings in Washington, D.C. News.com reported that despite the scandal, which led to a class-action lawsuit against Sony BMG and a recall of compact discs that contained the harmful code, members of the content community testifying last week insisted that the DMCA’s anticircumvention provisions must remain unchanged.
The purpose of the hearings is to determine “whether there are particular classes of works as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses due to the prohibition on circumvention of access controls.” Testimony was heard last week on March 29 and March 31 in Washington, D.C. Today is the final day for public testimony in Washington, D.C.
Anne Broache and Declan McCullagh. Seeking Changes To The DMCA. News.com. March 31, 2006.
U.S. Copyright Office. Rulemaking on Exemptions from Prohibition on Circumvention of Technological Measures that Control Access to Copyrighted Works. No date.
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