EFF Says DMCA Rulemaking: Fails Consumers Completely
from the a-total-failure dept
Seth Finkelstein writes "EFF says "December 1 is the last day to submit proposals (by 5p EST) to the Copyright Office seeking a 3-year DMCA exemption for noninfringing activities that are otherwise squelched by "digital rights management" (DRM) restrictions. ... This year, we are not submitting any proposals. Where consumer interests are concerned, the rulemaking process is simply too broken. ... We have assembled a short report (Techdirt warning: annoying PDF format) documenting why we believe the process is so broken that we have decided not to propose any exemptions this time. (We may support narrower, non-consumer proposals made by others during the reply period, which closes on Feb. 2, 2006.)"" Of course, what this really highlights is how the DMCA, itself, is broken in several fundamental ways that very few politicians seem to care about.