Many are celebrating the release of the Copyright Office's new set of 17 USC 1201 (a)(1) exemptions which allow for the circumvention of certain technological protections to make lawful uses of copyright protected works. They include circumventing:
- DVD protection for copying short portions for commentary or criticism;
- mobile phone programs for interoperability (such as adding a program that the operator doesn't want added);
- mobile phone programs for network interoperability (such as allowing use on another operator's network);
- video games for testing security flaws;
- computer programs protected by obsolete dongles; [This one is particularly satisfying to me as I helped the Internet Archive get this way back in 2003.]
- literary works when no edition allowing read-aloud exists.