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If I Buy Something, Do I Own It?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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Yet another shutdown of copy-protection servers leaves purchasers of
supposedly-legitimate products high and dry

Yes, they’re giving instructions on how to bypass the copy-protection. But
hang on—isn’t that a violation of the DMCA? And isn’t Australia supposed to
have DMCA-type provisions in its laws to “harmonize” them with the US, as a
condition of the free-trade agreement it signed with the latter?
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