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Bookmarked: 'US Copyright Office says you can fix a game console (but only the optical drive) | Ars Technica'

New DMCA exemption also lets users fix other types of software-enabled devices.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/10/us-copyright-office-oks-right-to-repair-for-video-game-console-optical-drives/

This is a good step, but I don't like how limited it is. Especially since they called out how other types of repairs are still illegal, and they parroted industry claims that device repair is tied to piracy.

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Bookmarked: Copyleft Compliance Projects - Software Freedom Conservancy

The Software Freedom Conservancy provides a non-profit home and services to Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects.

https://sfconservancy.org/copyleft-compliance/vizio.html

Glad to see this. Companies shouldn't be able to avoid copyleft obligations. Licensing applies to everyone, not just the little people they want to use it against.

The SFC isn't even looking for damages, they just want the current rules enforced.

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