Content providers to comment on copyright law

Summary:PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Representatives from the software, film and music industries descended on Stanford University Friday for a second day of talks on what exemptions should be applied to the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Representatives from the software, film and music industries descended on Stanford University Friday for a second day of talks on what exemptions should be applied to the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. Execs from the Business Software Alliance, the Recording Industry of America and the Motion Picture Association of America are all expected to argue against any exemptions to the current law. In its original form, that law strengthens the control of copyright holders by making it illegal to circumvent copy protections or to make or own a device whose primary purpose is such circumvention. Other testimony to be heard Friday included that of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (sne), game emulator maker Bleem Inc., the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Library Association. -- Robert Lemos, ZDNet News

Topics: Legal, Piracy

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