321 Studios To Sue Over DMCA Exemptions
from the fight-for-our-fair-use-rights dept
Yesterday there was a ton of coverage about the Copyright Office’s decision on DMCA exemptions. Lots of people were disappointed in what was left out, but resigned themselves to the fact that they had lost. Not 321 Studios, makers of DVD backup software (who is currently fighting a court battle with the MPAA). They’ve decided to go to court to appeal the ruling of the Library of Congress which says that copying your own DVD for backup purposes is not exempted from the DMCA. 321 Studios says that this is a perfectly legitimate fair use of DVDs. Their (very reasonable) argument is that DVD content is the equivalent of software – which is allowed a fair use backup copy. I’m not sure what the legal process is for suing the Librarian of Congress over the DMCA exemptions they made (lawyers, want to chime in?), but this should be interesting to watch.