Sunday, March 25, 2007

DMCA Creator Admits Failure, Blames RIAA

DMCA Creator Admits Failure, Blames RIAA:

The DMCA, the piece of legislation responsible for limiting our digital freedoms to work with data and reverse engineer proprietary systems has been lamented by its very own creator it seems. Compaq entered the PC market and became a global force that drove our technology forward by doing something in its day that is illegal now. Hopefully the democratic congress can show some balls and repeal some of this garbage. However, the new congress it seems is spineless.


An anonymous reader writes "DMCA architect Bruce Lehman has admitted that "our Clinton administration policies didn't work out very well" and "our attempts at copyright control have not been successful". Speaking at conference in Montreal (video at 11:00), Lehman lay much of the blame at the feet of the recording industry for their failure to adapt to the online marketplace in the mid-1990s."


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