April 14, 2024

IEEE Wants DMCA "Clarified"

Several writers on Slashdot and in blogland have applauded IEEE’s new position on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (IEEE is a professional society for electrical engineers.)

It’s good to see that IEEE is finally waking up to this issue. Other professional societies, including ACM and CRA, have been on top of it for a long time; but we can use all the help we can get.

Let’s see if IEEE backs off from the rest of its expansionist approach to intellectual property policy.