Copyright & Fair Use
Comments on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Comments submitted by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Educause on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Every three years, the Copyright Office considers potential limited exemptions to Section 1201's anticircumvention provisions and solicits comments on these provisions. The organizations submitting these comments believe that the anticircumvention provisions and the 1201 rule making process are substantively flawed and offer a series of proposals for reforming these provisions in order to improve flexibility, encourage rather than inhibit innovation, remove redundant administrative burdens, eliminate interference with legitimate fair use of copyrighted works, and protect copyright holders in a more meaningful manner.