Authors Alliance Submits Comment on 1201 Exemption Petition

Posted February 6, 2015

Last fall, Authors Alliance began the process of petitioning for an exemption to the law that prohibits the circumvention of DRM in order to facilitate the fair use of copyrighted content in multimedia ebooks. We are pleased to announce that the next step in the process of obtaining the exemption is complete.

Working with counsel from the University of California, Irvine Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic and the University of Colorado, Boulder Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic, and our co-petitioners, the American Association of University Professors, the University Film and Video Association, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and authors Mark Berger and Bobette Buster, the multimedia ebook authors’ comment in support of the petition was filed today.

We will continue to provide updates on this important exemption as the process moves forward.

Download Authors Alliance’s comment.