Copyright: Freedom Rings, Occasionally

What good news to hear that ElcomSoft was acquitted of criminal copyright charges by a federal jury in San Jose. It was a verdict for common sense, but it’s probably too optimistic to hope that the law sparking the prosecution — the infamous Digital Millennium Copyright Act — will now be reconsidered.

Coming on the heels of the launch of Creative Commons’ first public license, the ElcomSoft verdict marks a rare occurrence: two good days in a row for the people who want rational copyright policy.

More in my Wednesday column.


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