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Re: [dvd-discuss] The 2nd Front

That's the whole problem with adding the 5 magic words to the DMCA. Copyright
infringement is already illegal. That you circumvented copy protection just adds
an additional charge - copyright infringement 5yrs in jail. Circumvention - life
+99yrs solitary confignment.

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?
> 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.
> Scott