DMCA - LEGISLATIVE HISTORY - PLAYABILITY
REPRESENTATIVE RICK BOUCHER IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (CONG REC. H7096) (DAILY ED. AUG. 4, 1998)
Conference Report (H. Rep. No. 105-796):
Representative Rick Boucher in the House of Representatives (Cong Rec. H7096) (daily ed. Aug. 4, 1998):
Another challenge is to ensure that in the effort to eliminate devices that are designed and produced to make illegal copies of copyrighted materials, that legitimate consumer electronics products are not also placed in a category of legal uncertainty. . . .
Report language also specifies that the technological protection measure circumvention restrictions will not apply when manufacturers, retailers and technicians need to make adjustments to devices to ensure that their performance is not degraded as a consequence of the installation of a technological protection measure. These changes, taken together, significantly improve the original legislation.