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EFF Says DMAC Expansion Doesn't Go Far Enough

October 29, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Security researchers can now examine more infrastructure and other complex systems without the fear of legal consequences, according to Zero Daily. A rule by the Library of Congress's Copyright Office has expanded the ability of security to discover vulnerabilities that threaten digital security. The Federal Register said that the rule went into effect October 28, 2018, and gives this summary of it: “The Librarian of Congress adopts exemptions to the provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that prohibits circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works, codified in the United States Code.