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Re: Maybe he'll sneak them back on eventually?

Posted by Danielle on .
That provision only applies to the second portion of Title I of the DMCA, regarding the circumvention of DRM protections. Specifically, while it is normally illegal for a person to circumvent DRM protections, one of the multiple exceptions to this rule is for allowing archival operations to circumvent DRM for the purposes of preservation of digital works. DMCA takedown notices are filed under Title II, which protects online service providers from being held criminally liable for distribution of copyrighted content so long as they take down any infringing content once they are made aware of it by the rights holder or an agent acting on behalf of the rights holder.

In reply to: Re: Maybe he'll sneak them back on eventually? posted by adadadadad on .

"The Librarian of Congress, on the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, has announced the classes of works subject to the exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works."

"Computer programs and video games distributed in formats that have become obsolete and that require the original media or hardware as a condition of access, when circumvention is accomplished for the purpose of preservation or archival reproduction of published digital works by a library or archive. A format shall be considered obsolete if the machine or system necessary to render perceptible a work stored in that format is no longer manufactured or is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace."

Why would you remove them lmao, obsolete software is exempt from DMCA.