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We need to have a law that says "If you bought it, you can use it for any purpose for your own personal use ,no matter if there's a lock on it or not." Not like the DMCA in the US.
Techman224 [2009-08-05 23:55] Comment ID: 1369 Reply to: 1368
UPDATE: It's as simple as that.
to pass the test of time a new law should enshrine fair use and clearly define fair use. This should include use such as - using as reference material for research and education, parody, news reporting, private copying, format shifting. Content producers rights should be clearly spelt out and commercial and non commercial infringement should be kept separate. What is needed is a charter of Digital Rights which ensures that consumers are not hurt by restrictive digital locks or DRM, educators can freely use content, and content can be accessed in forever without the need of breaking any kind of crippling digital locks.