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Monday, January 13, 2003

The EFF has released version 2 of its report, Unintended Consequences: Four Years under the DMCA. Excerpt: "In practice, the anti-circumvention provisions have been used to stifle a wide array of legitimate activities, rather than to stop copyright piracy. As a result, the DMCA has developed into a serious threat to three important public policy priorities: Section 1201 chills free expression and scientific research...[it] jeopardizes fair use...[and it] impedes competition and innovation."