Unintended Consequences: Four Years under the DMCA

Unknown, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Jan 15, 2003
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The Electronic Frontier Foundation summarizes its objection to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in one handy article. Three major consequences are identified: the DMCA chills free expression and scientific research, it jeopardizes fair use, and it impedes competition and innovation. Following this list is a series of cases and examples supporting each of the three contentions (many of which have been covered in OLDaily).
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