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321 Studios Will Appeal Digital Copyright Ruling
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321 Studios, a leader in DVD backup, recovery, and creation software, vowed to appeal the ruling by United States Librarian of Congress to prohibit users from backing up content-protected DVDs. As part of his triennial review of digital fair use under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Librarian effectively decided Americans should not be allowed to restore or backup DVDs they lawfully purchased, even when they are damaged and become unplayable.

Technically, the Librarian decided that Americans cannot circumvent access control mechanisms on DVDs in order to restore lost access or make a backup copy for safekeeping — even when they have lawfully purchased the DVD and it stops working. Ignoring evidence that many DVDs are out of print and hard to replace, the Librarian relied on the flawed reasoning of the U.S. Register of Copyrights, who told him that consumers don't need to take steps to preserve access to DVDs they have purchased because there is a "ready availability of replacement copies in the market at reasonable cost." In short, the Librarian is saying to people: If a DVD is flawed, forget about trying to restore it -- go spend more money on a replacement copy. In addition, the Librarian rejected the suggestion that consumers may take reasonable steps to skip advertisements on commercial DVDs.

It is 321 Studios' position not only that the DMCA anti-circumvention rules are vague and confusing, but also that the standards the Librarian has devised ignore Congress' intent. The DMCA was originally enacted to prevent online piracy; it was never Congress' intention to stamp-out fair use rights in the digital age. 321 will appeal today's ruling in federal court. www.321studios.com

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