US DMCA rules updated to give security experts legal backing to research

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.

From: ZDNet

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.

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