USACM Recommends Changes to the DMCA to Permit Research and Discussion

By David
June 16, 2004

In a submission to the Congressional Internet Caucus for an upcoming panel, USACM raised concerns about the chilling effect the DMCA is having on cybersecurity research and the ability of technologists to discover and fix dangerous bugs in code, to analyze and stop malicious code and spyware, and to publish and discuss computing research. USACM recommends a more balanced approach that targets copyright infringement while permitting non-infringing uses of copy-protected works.