Boucher Criticizes Copyright Office

from the no-surprise-there dept

Rep. Rick Boucher, a longtime foe of the DMCA, (one of very few in Congress who are concerned with this issue) issued a statement today calling the recent Copyright Office rulings on DMCA exemptions “misguided” for not allowing more exemptions, and pointing out how fair use is harmed by these rules. Of course, he’s still pushing his own bill which would modify the DMCA to allow for more fair use rights – but there hasn’t been much movement on the bill. Hopefully, this ruling from the Copyright Office will get something moving again. Update: News.com has published Boucher’s statement.


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