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  1. WIPO and Anti Circumvention?
    Does WIPO have a provision for anti-circumvention of DRM? as the cited article states?

  2. Oh yes
    Article 11 of the WIPO Copyright Treaty.

    “provide adequate legal protection and effective legal remedies against the circumvention of effective technological measures”

  3. @Chris Brand:

    “provide adequate legal protection and effective legal remedies against the circumvention of **effective** technological measures”

    Emphasis added for your amusement.

    It seems to me, knowing a good amount of the history of DRM, that we have not yet come up with an effective DRM Scheme…

    Theres been…

    Devious…
    Intrusive…
    Damaging…
    Appalling…
    Laughable…
    Expensive…
    and Outright Broken…

    but nope… theres nothing effective about any DRM scheme I’ve seen thus far.

    So it seems to me that we wouldn’t have to much to satisfy that part of the treaty… until of course somebody comes up with an “effective” DRM… then we’d be in trouble.

    But I don’t see that happening.

  4. I think it’d be great if the law only restricted people from circumventing effective DRM. At least, as long as “effective DRM” was interpreted how I interpret it. If it can be circumvented, it’s not effective. So it wouldn’t be illegal to circumvent it.