[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/07/yTdw2b.jpg[/newsimage]The nation of Brazil has implemented a new copyright reform law to allow fair use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on copyrighted material and works in the public domain. The much anticipated announcement comes at a time when several countries are choosing to enforce laws that favor regulators rather than consumers. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/brazil-legalizes-bypassing-drm-for-fair-use-or-public-domain-31831/](http://www.myce.com/news/brazil-legalizes-bypassing-drm-for-fair-use-or-public-domain-31831/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
It’s about time some government stood up for consumers fair use rights instead
of caving into the big greedy corporations.
I applaud you Brazil
I know right, one Government that actually has the people in mind in regards to DRM. Amazing!
I wish our Canadian government would put this in the new law they’re trying to pass. You’re allowed to format shift, but you’re not allowed to break DRM to do it. So they basically told the mpaa/riaa all they have to do to make backups/format shifting illegal is include DRM. how backwards is that? Then they go around saying the new law is better then the old one.
Seems like Brazil is taking a more balanced approach.