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Re: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs

'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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