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ICSTI: A summary of the situation on DMCA

http://www.fepproject.org/policyreports/copyright.html

This is a long (71 pages) interim report from the Free Expression Policy
 Project entitled "THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE AND USEFUL ARTS": WHY
COPYRIGHT TODAY THREATENS INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM

With a title like that it is not entirely neutral but it is a very
 comprehensive reference document on the various issues surrounding the DMCA,
 including the use to which it has been put by various IP interests. It does
 raise some interesting matters such as the apparent inherent conflict
 between fair use and circumvention prevention, etc.

A worthwhile addition to your library of IPR documents; good material for a
 train trip or a medium-long flight.

Barry Mahon

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Best wishes

Peter Strickland
Managing Editor
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