The Null Device

Common sense, at last: US congressman Rick Boucher, who has claimed that copy-restricted CDs may be illegal, now plans to introduce a bill repealing the anti-circumvention clause of the DMCA, thus allowing users to break copy-prevention mechanisms in the interests of fair use (remember that?). Not that this has a hope in hell of becoming law; if it doesn't get shot down in committee (which it probably will, with all the influence the copyright-hoarding racket wields), it's unlikely that Bush (or indeed any other president) would sign it into law. But still, it's a good sign.

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