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

Spazturtle Silver badge

Re: Status?

"Presumably the power to make such a ruling must be delegated to it by the federal government?"

Not really, the US Supreme Court gets it's power to overrule congress because the US Supreme Court ruled that they should have such power.

In the US agencies just do whatever they want and if a few years later somebody objects they just try and say "Well you didn't object when we started" as some sort of defense, if they get away with it long enough they get to keep the power to do whatever they were doing.

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