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All posts tagged "library of congress"


Monday, July 26, 2010

Jailbreak and Copy Those DVDs Per Library of Congress

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:31 AM

http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/07/2...ional-purposes/

"It's no longer illegal under the DMCA to jailbreak your iPhone or bypass a DVD's CSS in order to obtain fair use footage for educational purposes or criticism. These are the new rules that were handed down moments ago by the U.S. Copyright Office. This is really big. Like, really big."

I'd have to agree, this is big news. The ramifications have yet to be fully sorted out since this happened today, but the Library of Congress has ruled that "jailbreaking" your iPhone is legal, and that you can also break DVD encryption under certain circumstances. ARS Technica has a pretty thorough break-down of the ruling, but you can also read it directly from the Library of Congress. This is a step in the right direction in my opinion; what are your thoughts?


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Library of Congress on iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...s_joins_itunes/

"The U.S. Library of Congress audio archives are becoming even more accessible now that the recordings are being added to Apple's iTunes Store. The move is part of an effort to bring some 15.3 million digital recordings to the public in an easy to access manner."

The Library of Congress is also making it's video library available via YouTube. Among the items that will be accessible are first person accounts of slave life and book talks with authors. So far they have made available 39 podcasts. Yes, 39 podcasts out of a library of 15.3 million recordings. They haven't said when the expect to be done, but based on what they have completed so far, I'd say we are in for a long wait! Seriously though, it is always a good thing to get more of this type of stuff accessible to the masses, nice to see they are finally getting into the digital age!


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