The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) makes it illegal to rip from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and many other encrypted technologies. The law is blocking our ability to make fair use and could seriously harm documentary filmmaking. Why? Because even though fair use allows us to use copyrighted footage, the DMCA restricts our access to such material.
Want to know more? Read our FAQs.
- December 14, 2011Please review our official comments submitted to the US Copyright Office along with Kartemquin Educational Films Inc and others.
- July 26, 2010Access Granted to DVD Content, Restoring Fair Use Rights
- May 14, 2009Discussion over fair use issues continues.