April 18, 2003

Even Harvard’s Dean Misreads the DMCA Safe Harbor

Filed under: open — Wendy @ 7:50 am

In his recent Message from the Office of the Dean, the Dean of Harvard College states that to obtain protection under the DMCA, the college “will terminate the network access of any student who is a repeat offender … The length of termination will be one year.” While the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is far from perfect, copyright law does not require these severe and potentially unwarranted penalties.


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