The Digital Copyright Millennium Act Nd Its Effect On Encryption

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has had a chilling effect on the progress being made by encryption. The anti-circumvention provision of the DMCA has had a chilling effect on the innovations that could be made for encryption research. The fear that civil or criminal liability may be imposed on the basis of demonstrating methods that are being used to circumvent technological measures has chilled technology and emerging discoveries despite the exemptions included in the DMCA.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What conditions must be met before the DMCA’s exemptions for encryption research apply?
What are the regulations regarding the strength of encryption?


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