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Re: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs
- From: "Roy Murphy" <murphy(at)panix.com>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 12:09:33 -0400
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'twas brillig when Richard Hartman scrobe:
> I don't know that a chemical process qualifies as a Technical
> Protection Measure under the DMCA.
I think it's pretty clear that it does not qualify. Look at the statute.
A TPM "'effectively controls access to a work' if the measure, in the
ordinary course of its operation, requires the application of
information, or a process or a treatment, with the authority of the
copyright owner, to gain access to the work"
The self-erasing DVD does not require the application of information or
a process to accomplish its self-erasing function. All it requires is
exposure to the air.
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