Circumvention Reading Room

What Every Citizen Should Know About "Digital Rights Management" (DRM) By Mike Godwin

Anti-circumvention and Anti-Anti-Circumvention
By Professor Peter Yu, 2006

CATO Institute Study: "Circumventing Competition: The Perverse Consequences of the DMCA"
March 21, 2006 (CATO Policy Analysis #564)

Canadian Study Rejects Technological Restrictions

Circumvention Prohibitions Reconsidered: Why America’s Mistake is Europe’s Future", by Robin D. Gross, Esq., IP Justice, Jan.29, 2003

Time to Re-write the DMCA, by U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher

UK Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Final Report: "Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy", Summer 2002

Electronic Frontier Foundation White Paper: "Unintended Consequences – Three Years Under the DMCA", Jan. 2003

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Position Paper on Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Encryption Research, June 2002

Anti-Circumvention Rules Threaten Science, by Prof. Pamela Samuelson, 293 Science 2028 (Sep 14, 2001)

Intellectual Property And The Digital Economy: Why The Anti-Circumvention Regulations Need To Be Revised, by Prof. Pamela Samuelson, 14 Berkeley Tech. L. J.519 (1999). (accompanying slide presentation

Towards More Sensible Anti-Circumvention Regulations, by Prof. Pamela Samuelson 2000

DeCSS Prosecutions Time-Table

Why the EUCD is Bad, by

IP Justice Comments to U.S. Copyright Office on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s Anti-Circumvention Rule-Making Proceeding Dec. 17, 2002

The Progress of Science and Useful Arts: Why Copyright Today Threatens Intellectual Freedom", from the Free Expression Policy Project

Digital Millennium Dark Ages, by Robin D. Gross, Esq. Nov.7, 2001

The Right to Read, by Richard M. Stallman, Feb. 1997

Appendix G: "DMCA and Circumvention of Technological Protection Measures" to "The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age", from The National Academy of Sciences, 2000

EUCD in Italy: What to change?, from Associazione Software Libero

U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, Section 1201-1202

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty, Article 11

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Article 18

European Union Copyright Directive (EUCD) on Circumvention, Article 6

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) DMCA Archive