Judge Says Russia Software Company Can Be Tried

posted May 09, 2002

'A federal judge on Wednesday denied final motions to dismiss a lawsuit against a Russian software company accused of violating a controversial U.S. copyright law that defense lawyers argued is unconstitutional....

'``The DMCA does not eliminate fair use or substantially impair the fair use rights of anyone,'' the judge wrote in a 35-page opinion. ``The fair user may find it more difficult to engage in certain fair uses with regard to electronic books, but nevertheless, fair use is still available.'''

What to say? (Except to observer "does not substantially impair" and "may find it more difficult" in the same opinion leaves a rather narrow range, which I can't see the DMCA fittin in...)


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