Federal Judge Rules That DRM Circumvention Is Permissible Under Fair Use

You know all of those old protected iTunes songs you’ve got lying around? Now you can do more with them. A federal judge has undermined the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, ruling that you can circumvent DRM under fair use (the ‘fair use’ part is important). Ripping a DVD for your own personal use: cool. Ripping a DVD to give to torrenters: still not cool.

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