Reminder from the MPAA: DRM trumps your fair use rights

22 05 2009

Fair use has nothing to do with—and can’t be used to defend—DRM circumvention, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. The arguments were made during the RealDVD hearing in San Francisco this week, with the MPAA insisting that the DVD copying case isn’t about fair use at all, but violations of the DMCA’s anticircumvention rules. The two concepts aren’t directly related when it comes to US Copyright Law, and the MPAA wants the court to agree that DMCA claims trump all when it comes to copying content.

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