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Bunnie, Green and EFF Go After DMCA



https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-lawsuit-takes-dmca-section-1201-research-and-technology-restrictions-violate
https://www.eff.org/files/2016/07/21/1201_complaint.pdf

Washington D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the U.S.
government today on behalf of technology creators and researchers to
overturn onerous provisions of copyright law that violate the First
Amendment.

EFF’s lawsuit, filed with co-counsel Brian Willen, Stephen Gikow, and
Lauren Gallo White of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, challenges the
anti-circumvention and anti-trafficking provisions of the 18-year-old
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). These provisions—contained in
Section 1201 of the DMCA—make it unlawful for people to get around the
software that restricts access to lawfully-purchased copyrighted
material, such as films, songs, and the computer code that controls
vehicles, devices, and appliances. This ban applies even where people
want to make noninfringing fair uses of the materials they are
accessing.