By SCOTT CARLSON
The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a handful of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that may benefit media professors, archivists, and other academics. Under certain circumstances, they will now be allowed to circumvent access-control technologies on various electronic media.
Under one of the six exemptions, all of which will expire after three years, professors of film and media studies can circumvent the access-control technology of DVD’s in their libraries to use clips of films more easily in class.
Posted by Lorene Lavora