Editor’s Note: The U.S. Copyright Office’s Final Rule “Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies” is available here.
It’s taken years, but finally, cybersecurity professionals have been given license to reverse engineer technology.
The US government have updated and published a new list of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a move perhaps long-overdue which will protect cybersecurity professionals from prosecution when reverse-engineering products for research purposes.
On Friday, the US Copyright Office and the Librarian of Congress published the updated rules on the federal register.