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

Moreover, it does not "provide access" to a work 
-- it _prevents_ access after the time elapses.

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roy Murphy [mailto:murphy@panix.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 9:10 AM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: 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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