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Mar/03

Proposed Balancing Amendment to DMCA


Via Copyfight, the text of the proposed “Benefit Authors Without Limiting Advancement or Net Consumer Expectations” (“Balance”) Act.  ISTTRNOTB (I’m serious, that’s the real name of the Bill).  Key provisions include Section 3, which expands and clarifies a consumer’s fair use rights to make home archival copies, Section 4 which clarifies the first sale exhaustion doctrine and Section 5, which allows you to throw a digital copy against a wall in order to break any DRM device which was preventing home copying.  This bill was introduced by Silicon Valley’s Congressperson.

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