Wednesday, 10 December 2003
eWeek Editorial Board denounces DMCA abuse
The Editorial Board of eWeek Magazine published an editorial this week ("Copyright and Fair Use"), denouncing the rampant abuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Civil libertarians have not been surprised by DMCA abuse, but eWeek's board apparently was. However, they make up for it with definitive language: "Repeated abuse of a statute is a sign that the law itself is defective." Their prime examples? The Skylink/Chamberlain and SCC/Lexmark cases.