|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: Draft
But what is tethering?
On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 10:50:49PM -0400, Dave Williams wrote:
> Ruben -
> Below is a rough draft for an item on the hearings this Friday. Please
> expand and revise at will.
> - Dave
> On Friday May 2, at approximately 10AM, NYFairUse will address the U.S.
> Copyright Office. Ruben Safir will represent NYLXS's stakeholders
> rights movement on the topic of "DVD tethering and alternative
> platforms" during the Motion Pictures and Audiovisual Works segment of
> the Anticircumvention Hearing. The hearing will take place at the
> Postal Rate Commission office, 1333 H Street, NW, Third Floor,
> Washington, DC.
> This hearing is one of a series being conducted on behalf of the
> Librarian of Congress in response to the mandates of the Digital
> Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA creates criminal penalties
> against the circumvention of technological measures used to control and
> limit access to copyrighted material. The U.S. Copyright Office is a
> part of the Library of Congress, and the Librarian of Congress is
> charged with determining what exemptions from the prohibitions created
> by the Act should be allowed. At this time the allowable exemptions
> 1. Compilations consisting of lists of websites blocked by filtering
> software applications; and
> 2. Literary works, including computer programs and databases,
> protected by access control mechanisms that fail to permit access
> because of malfunction, damage or obsolescence.
> The mission of the Copyright Office is described on their site by the
> following quote from Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution:
> "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for
> limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their
> respective Writings and Discoveries"
> Mr. Safir will be appearing on the same day as representatives from the
> Motion Picture Association of America and AOL Time Warner, neither of
> whom are authors or inventors of any Writings or Discoveries. Mr.
> Safir, in his capacity as founder of NYFairUse, will represent the
> American people, who are the real stakeholders in all issues of
> copyright and information ownership.
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