Jail Time in the Digital Age (Copyright Law Gone Bad)

Jul 30, 2001 07:40 · 98 words · 1 minute read

Lawrence Lessig, one of the most active and visible people working to protect American citizen’s rights to content wrote this article: Jail Time in the Digital Age: “Thus when the D.M.C.A. protects technology that in turn protects copyrighted material, it often protects much more broadly than copyright law does. It makes criminal what copyright law would forgive.” The article makes a very valid point about how the DMCA gives content makers more rights than they should be allowed.

It also makes the point that Sklyarov is not even an American and shouldn’t really be subject to this law.