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Subject: [hangout] Draft
From: Dave Williams
To: Ruben I Safir
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Below is a rough draft for an item on the hearings this Friday. Please
expand and revise at will.
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,
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.
NYLXS: New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....
NYLXS is a trademark of NYLXS, Inc