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Congress eyes ‘fair-use’ access to DVDs

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
May 18th, 2004

Newly appointed House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton, R-Texas, is backing legislation that would amend a landmark 1998 copyright law to allow educators, librarians, and other consumers to make copies of digital video disc (DVD) movies and other digital content for certain "fair-use" purposes.

Sponsors of the proposal describe it as a consumers' rights bill for digital media that would allow consumers to bypass encryption locks built into DVD movies by Hollywood to prevent copying. Such encryption schemes are increasingly common in music and movies, frustrating educators' attempts to make copies of movies they

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  • Congress eyes ‘fair-use’ access to DVDs

    From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
    May 18th, 2004

    Newly appointed House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton, R-Texas, is backing legislation that would amend a landmark 1998 copyright law to allow educators, librarians, and other consumers to make copies of digital video disc (DVD) movies and other digital content for certain "fair-use" purposes.

    Sponsors of the proposal describe it as a consumers' rights bill for digital media that would allow consumers to bypass encryption locks built into DVD movies by Hollywood to prevent copying. Such encryption schemes are increasingly common in music and movies, frustrating educators' attempts to make copies of movies they

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