Death by DMCA: Content industry continues to push aggressive copyright laws

Tools (perhaps weapons is a better term) such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) threaten to not only make it illegal or impossible to copy your own files between machines, but to erase entire classes of technology from the shelves of your local store, or even prevent it from ever existing in the first place. Why are we making such a frankly alarmist statement? Because it’s already happening.

Read this article from Ars Technica and Death by DMCA from Spectrum Online.  Add to the DMCA discussion at the Whats New Media Wiki.

Updates: DMCA should scare us all and DMCA threatens academic freedom from ZDNet (10/2006)

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