Day: July 27, 2010

Copyright Office Exempts Six Classes of Works from DMCA’s Access Control Anti-circumvention ProhibitionsCopyright Office Exempts Six Classes of Works from DMCA’s Access Control Anti-circumvention Prohibitions



Yesterday, the Librarian of Congress announced the classes of works subject to an exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.

Accompanying ruling was the Statement of the Librarian of Congress on the Anticircumvention Rulemaking, the Recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, and the Determination of the Librarian of Congress and Text of the Regulation (to be published in Federal Register).

The Copyright Office conducted the rulemaking proceeding mandated by the DMCA.

Educational Tariff Certified by Copyright Board Upheld by Federal Court of AppealEducational Tariff Certified by Copyright Board Upheld by Federal Court of Appeal



The Federal Court of Appeal released an important decision on Friday ruling on the subject of fair dealing in the K-12 educational sector. At issue was whether the Copyright Board erred in holding that when teachers copy books and other copyright materials for classroom use such copying is not covered by the fair dealing exception for private study. The Court dismissed the judicial review application holding that the “Board laid out the appropriate test from CCH and, through clear and comprehensible reasons, came to a justifiable conclusion.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-27Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-27