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  • Mar 28th, 2014 @ 1:39pm

    Re: Re: Re: wat

    From the limited excerpts here, I read the "and this is protected by law" to mean that the rights of the publisher to use DRM is protected by law.

    In the US, Apple can try to kill all the iPhone/iPad/iPod jailbreak efforts they want, but new JBs aren't considered as DMCA circumvention acts, even though Apple fought vigorously to try to get that in. I think it's the same here.

    In other words, the copyright holder's attempt to protect his content using DRM is protected by law. However, a media owner's rights to make copies is also protected by law.

    If the content owner makes the DRM so tough to circumvent that it's impossible to make a copy, then at that point the government needs to be notified.

  • Mar 28th, 2014 @ 1:08pm


    Just because the law is changed doesn't mean the judiciary has to make it easy.

    In the US I can see this being done so that it panders to the voters sense of fairness to keep them happy while still enabling politicians to continue taking in RIAA money. See, WIN-WIN!

  • Mar 28th, 2014 @ 12:36pm

    Re: wat

    So far it seems that you're the only one that interpreted this correctly.

    We learn three things here:

    1. Copying was made legal for media you own on DVDs, etc.
    2. DRM continues to be allowed.
    3. Circumventing the DRM is okay. If it's too onerous, then complain.