Just back from DMCA hearing

Yesterday, I was certainly the youngest witness at the Copyright Office’s triennial anticircumvention hearings. I spoke in support of the two exemptions proposed by Peter Decherney (pdf).
I really don’t have a lot of time to blog about it just yet (if I get started, I’ll spend all day), but it went surprisingly well. The Copyright Office legal staff asked some very difficult questions, and most of them went to those who oppose the exemptions.

Of course, I’ve written skeptically about the rulemaking before (Catch 1201, is about to come out in the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal), so we’ll see how it comes out.