Representatives Consider Overturning DMCA

Wired reports that U.S. representatives are worried that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act has criminalized otherwise innocent activities, such as making a personal copy of a purchased CD, or trying to get a DVD to play on a Linux computer. The representatives are backing a bill that would overturn major portions of the DMCA, allowing people to copy CDs and DVDs more freely.

DirecTV Can’t Sue For Mere Possession

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Case No. 03-15313, rules that DirecTV cannot sue individuals for “mere possession” of technology that is capable of intercepting DirecTV”s satellite signal. See DIRECTV, INC., a California corporation, Plaintiff-Appellant, versus MIKE TREWORGY, Defendant-Appellee; on Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida; before ANDERSON, HULL and PRYOR, Circuit Judges; Order (June 15, 2004 by PRYOR, Circuit Judge. See Order here (pdf format).