DMCA exemption comment period ends Feb 19

In an effort to assuage fears that the DMCA would stifle creativity (ahem), the Copyright Office is required to review the DMCA every 3 years to find exemptions that should be added to the law (or at least how it is applied). The comment period for this three year period ends on February 19, thus you need to submit information quickly to be considered.

The EFF has filed a petition with the Copyright Office to exempt 4 kinds of data from the DMCA, including:

  • DVDs with public domain work not available on other medi
  • Region-coded DVDs
  • Copy protected CD's
  • DVDs with unskippable promotional material By filling out this comment form, you can have your complaint added to the list sent to the Copyright Office.