DMCA in a nutshell :
Makes it a crime to circumvent anti-piracy measures built into most commercial software. (In other words : You’re a criminal when you bypass anti-piracy measures in ANY WAY whatsoever)
If you use RegEdit the wrong way (the government decides if you use it the wrong way), you’re a criminal!
Outlaws the manufacture, sale, or distribution of code-cracking devices used to illegally copy software.
Don’t spread RegEdit!!
Does permit the cracking of copyright protection devices, however, to conduct encryption research, assess product interoperability, and test computer security systems.
The FBI may use RegEdit as they see fit.
Provides exemptions from anti-circumvention provisions for nonprofit libraries, archives, and educational institutions under certain circumstances.
Libraries may have RegEdit somewhere in stock, but can’t be bothered to remove it from their databases.
In general, limits Internet service providers from copyright infringement liability for simply transmitting information over the Internet.
ISP’s may not spread RegEdit
Service providers, however, are expected to remove material from users’ web sites that appears to constitute copyright infringement.
ISP’s must remove RegEdit from your website
Limits liability of nonprofit institutions of higher education – when they serve as online service providers and under certain circumstances – for copyright infringement by faculty members or graduate students.
The university may host RegEdit, but the student who put it there is reliable.
I love RegEdit !!