Academic journal article Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

Anti-Circumvention under the DMCA: A Threat to Innovation

Academic journal article Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

Anti-Circumvention under the DMCA: A Threat to Innovation

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The fourth symposium panel, "Anti-Circumvention Under the DMCA: A Threat to Innovation," discussed the DMCA and its ban on circumvention and the production or distribution of technologies useful in circumvention. The panel focused on the anti-circumvention provisions codified in [section]1201 and how they gave creators too much power--the power to control not only content, but also the means of access as well. Professor Theo Bodewig of Santa Clara University School of Law moderated the panel. The panelists in favor of the DMCA's anticircumvention provisions were: Michael B. Ayers, President of Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator, Toshiba America; Gerow D. Brill, former General Counsel of Reveo, Inc. and former Director of Intellectual Property at Macrovision, Inc.; and Melinda J. Demsky, Vice President of Content Protection Litigation, Fox Entertainment Group. Professor Jennifer Urban of the University of California, Boalt Hall, presented the opposing view.

On October 27, 1998, President Clinton signed into law legislation implementing the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaties, known as the DMCA. …

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