Free as in Freedom

A bi-weekly discussion of legal, policy, and other issues in the open source and software freedom community (including occasional interviews) from Brooklyn, New York, USA. Presented by Karen Sandler and Bradley M. Kuhn.


0x6C: Even More DMCA Exemption Requests!

Karen and Bradley discuss two other DMCA exemptions filed by Software Freedom Conservancy during the 2020/2021 Triennial Rulemaking Process at the copyright office: one for wireless router firmwares and one for privacy research.

Show Notes:Segment 0 (00:39)
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Segment 1 (06:30)
  • Conservancy filed a DMCA exemption request for wireless routers, and updated it with their long comment on the issue.
  • NPR'sPlanet Money had a show that discussed how recycling plastic in the USA was somewhat of a large con game funded by the plastics industry. Both audio a transcript is available. (19:32, 20:44)
Segment 2 (29:10)
  • Bradley and Karen discuss the third exemption request that Conservancy filed, for research to find privacy flaws, and updated it with a long comment on the issue.
  • Karen and Bradley noted that individuals can file reply comments before the deadline of Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 23:59 US/Eastern. Note that the “neutral comment” requirement appears to no longer be listed; the 2021-03-10 (47:20)
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