Dane Demands Arrest for Breaking DRM

This story that Cory posted on Boing Boing seems so familiar but if I’ve written or spoken about it before, I cannot find it on my site. This does at least appear to be a further development in an earlier story. At first, he only reported himself to an anti-piracy group. Not receiving a response despite a promise of one, he’s now trying to turn himself into the police.

At all events, at issue isn’t whether he can legally make personal backup copies, which apparently under Danish law he can. Rather, the problem is he cannot legal break the DRM to exercise that right. This is a very common conundrum under copyright regimes that include anti-circumvention considerations. There are many such frustrating scenarios possible under the DMCA here in the US, for example.

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