LCA2009 Reverse engineering, anti-circumvention, and other broken laws

LCA2009, LCA09, copyright, reverse engineering, s 47D, anti circumvention, modchips, foss, free software, drm I am about to run a presentation at 2009 in Hobart. I want to particularly talk about Section 47D of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Section 47D was a great affirmation of the right to reverse engineer computer programs for[…]

Mr Modchips – criminal circumvention charges reversed in the UK

copyright, anti-circumvention, tpm, modchips In late June a decision came down (which I appear to have missed) in the England and Wales Court of Appeal quashing the conviction of Mr Modchips (aka Neil Higgs) for providing modchips in contravention of the UK anti-circumvention provisions in s.296ZB of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (UK).[…]