Thank god the us copyright law have exceptions and other bits that aren't copyrightable:
Originally posted by US Copyright office
Copyright law expressly excludes copyright protection for “any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied.”
SMWC is not alone on this, Romhacking.net is also safe from the DMCA nukes.
My only issue is that when copyright maximist (Any SOPA supporter (and its clones), Alex Thomas Mauer
, any people who deliberately abuses the DMCA takedown notice, anti-critic, individuals/companies/organizations like John Deere don't want you to modify, repair
, use alternative products (like 3rd party ink for printers
) and analyze bought content, uses abusive DRM etc.) wanted to expand copyright infringement liability on legal things that can
be used for piracy. This have been going on since 1976 (42 years ago) when these media companies tries to outlaw recording devices (this example
), but thankfully AHRA
stepped in to make this legal.
Would you put a company who make knives in liability just because it is used to murder people? These companies are those who wanted to modify copyright to be more expansive, rather than hitting actual immoral pirates. Sometimes additional enforcement leads to more infringement
because people actively protest it.
Right now, be thankful that America allowed harmless unauthorized use of copyrighted content (give thanks to ifixit, EFF, free software foundations). America is not only freedom in the real world, also electronics.
Really hope Asar's %CallMacro() issues