[free-sklyarov] NYT on DMCA "Software Double Bind"

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Mon Aug 13 13:40:35 PDT 2001

Roger Sperberg writes:

> Amy Harmon of the New York Times wrote a long, thoughtful column in
> the Business Day section of today's paper, called "Software Double
> Bind."
> (The link:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/13/technology/ebusiness/13NECO.html)
> Here's the first paragraph:
> "Call it the digital copyright equivalent of having your cake but not
> being able to eat it. The case of Dmitri Sklyarov, a Russian computer
> programmer arrested last month in Las Vegas, is drawing attention to
> a double bind in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a 1998 law
> that some legal experts say extends rights to consumers even as it
> effectively prevents them from exercising those rights."

Very nice, although it contains the "anticircumvention device" typo.
(Circumvention device, anticircumvention law.)

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Temp.  http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/ | hacker, who visited USA with peacefull
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