EXEMPTIONS TO DMCA PROVISIONS

1) Law Enforcement, Intelligence, and other Government Activities (1201(e))

       - Exempts any "lawfully authorized investigative, protective, information

           security, or intelligence activity" from the entire DMCA

2) Non Profit Library, Archives, and Educational Institutions (1201(d))

         - very narrow exemption from (a)(1)(A) only, not to (a)(2) or (b)(1)

3) Reverse Engineering (1201(g))

         - Access (not copy) to  work in order to study it to create a separate

           interoperable program

4) Encryption Research (1201(g))

         - Not a violation to circumvent a technological measure for good faith

            encryption research

    i)    lawfully obtain copy                                                   

    ii)   act is necessary to conduct research

    iii)  made a good faith effort to obtain permission

    iv)  Such act does not constitute infringement.

 

FACTORS TO DETERMINE EXEMPTION

i)    was the information disseminated

ii)   was the person in a legitimate court of study, trained, experienced in

      encryption research

iii)  provide the findings to the copyright owner

iv)  no exemption to (b)(1)

 

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