Similar in spirit?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 16:40 UTC (Thu) by felixfix
In reply to: Similar in spirit?
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
"Yes, you have a right to copy limited portions of a work. However, the copyright owner is NOT required to provide you with those portions."
That's not the problem. No one says the copyrightholder has to provide the specific portions. The problem is that the reviewer is not legally allowed to copy those portions. To break the DRM to copy them is illegal.
This DRM restriction is like saying it is legal to print anything you want but it is illegal to own a printing press or any other means of printing.
It may be legal to have a copy of something, but you have to break the DRM, and thus the DMCA law, in order to get that copy. That's what is wrong with DRM.
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