German Library Can Circumvent DRM

The German national library, Deutsche Bibliothek, has received a copyright exemption that allows it to crack the DRM on the media in its collection, after it became obvious that copy protections would not only annoy teenage school boys, but also prohibit the library from fulling its legal mandate to collect, process and bibliographic index important German and German-language based works. This is fantastic news — and it should be a lesson to libraries, schools, institutions that serve the disabled, archivists, and others that they needt o fight for their own exemptions. We need to riddle the ban on circumventing DRM with so many little holes that it simply deflates upon itself — via BoingBoing

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