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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The passing of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) concerned many people because it might give the RIAA the ability to encroach on user's fair use rights. One of the more ominous sections gave the RIAA the ability to obtain the identity of an accused offender of a copyright without a lawsuit, which many groups thought was a serious invasion of privacy without due process. The act could potentially enable pornographers and even criminals, who hold copyrights, to easily obtain the identity of possible copyright offenders. The RIAA argued that it would not be a trivial matter for criminals to abuse the law.[1]

[1] http://news.com.com/2100-1027-5078609.html

Another section of the DMCA enables reverse engineering ...

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