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« on: July 26, 2010, 05:40:10 05:40 »

General Electric did not infringe on a power supplier's digital copyrights when it used protected software unlocked through a hacked security key, the 5th Circuit ruled.
     "Merely bypassing a technological protection that restricts a user from viewing or using a work is insufficient to trigger the (Digital Millennium Copyright Act's) anti-circumvention provision," Judge Garza wrote for the New Orleans-based court.
     "The DMCA prohibits only forms of access that would violate or impinge on the protections that the Copyright Act otherwise affords copyright owners."


FROM: http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/07/23/29099.htm


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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 06:36:10 06:36 »

Oh wow!
It is an incredible ruling!! It would definitely set a very dangerous precedence for software industry.
Note MGE appeals, I wonder if the appeal would be granted.
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