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Yes, Americans, you can break anti-piracy DRM if you want to repair some of your kit – US govt

Nick Kew Silver badge

Status?

What's the legal status of the US Copyright Office?

AIUI, the US has governments (federal and state) that make law, and courts that enforce it. Where does the "Copyright Office" fit into that structure?

Presumably the power to make such a ruling must be delegated to it by the federal government? Does that override anything the state governments might say or do? Or is it an agency of both federal and state governments at once?

And what if the Courts think differently? Doesn't it still effectively boil down to who has the deepest pockets to fee(d) the lawyers and argue their way to their chosen outcome?

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