IPNews® – The U.S. Copyright Office issued its latest triennial exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Thursday, saying that copying DVD clips for fair use is allowed under the law but not “jailbreaking” tablets or video game systems.
The office declined to take up proposals from digital rights groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation to exempt jailbreaking, which involves modifying a device to run software not supported by its maker, but kept open a similar exemption for smartphones. Portions of copyrighted DVDs may be ripped for use on other devices for the purposes of commentary, criticism or education, but nothing beyond that, the office said. To continue reading, click: Unlocking Game Systems, Tablets, DVD Rips All Violate DMCA, Copyright Office Says