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Re: [dvd-discuss] The 2nd Front

On 17-Dec-2001 Scott A Crosby wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Jim Bauer wrote:
>>         [No person shall circumvent a technological measure for the purpose
>>         of copyright infringement that effectively controls access to a work
>>         protected under this title. The prohibition contained in the
>>         preceding sentence shall take effect at the end of the 2-year
>>         period beginning on the date of the enactment of this chapter. ]
> Huh... Copyright infringement is already illegal. What does this clause
> do?

It's an attempt to allow circumvention for non-infringement purposes.
i.e. fair use.  Of course, there is still the issue that fair use is
technically infringement as well.
> Thats like saying that 'threatening someone with a plastic knife for
> purposes of robbery is illegal', when the act of robbery itself is already
> illegal, and has been for decades.

I am trying to undo "using a plastic knife is illegal".

Jim Bauer, jfbauer@home.com