DMCA - LEGISLATIVE HISTORY - PLAYABILITY
REPRESENTATIVE CLIFF STEARNS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (CONG. REC. 10619) (DAILY ED. OCT. 12, 1998)
Conference Report (H. Rep. No. 105-796):
Representative Cliff Stearns in the House of Representatives (Cong. Rec. 10619) (daily ed. Oct. 12, 1998):
Another achievement of the conference was to include specific report language addressing the playability concerns of product manufacturers.
The report explicitly provides that manufacturers or professional servicers of consumer electronics, telecommunications or computing products who take steps solely to mitigate a playability problem may not be deemed to have violated either section 1201 or section 1202.