Tuesday, November 18, 2003

On 321 Studios and the DMCA... Their defence apparently concentrates on the use of the word 'effective', as in it's not illegal to circumvent 'effective' copy-protection.

The question now is now what is considered effective, but that surely once something is cracked (if you believe 321) then it is no longer 'effective', therefore the crack is legal...?

I think 321 are chasing down the wrong tree here. Fighting the case on the DMCA's ground is foolish, especially when the "loophole" they are trying to exploit was originally probably (I remember the "what is effective" discussion from before...) deliberately vague.

But then, as I understand it, they really don't have a leg to stand on. Less so, in this country.

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