Another Fine Line: Civil Liberties And The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was passed in 1998 in order to police online copyright infringement, has been widely criticized by civil rights organizations. Among other criticisms, civil rights organizations contend that the DMCA’s anti-circumvention measures stiffen free speech.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the Objective of the DMCA?
What are the Main Provisions of the DMCA?
What are the Benefits of the DMCA?
What Happened in the Sklyarov Case?
What are the Arguments of Civil Rights Organizations?

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