Reply to post: 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS

Balding Greybeard

1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If memory serves correctly, DMCA in 1998 was about protecting digital content; television, movies, music, books, etc. Along with limiting the liability of ISPs. It was passed by unanimous vote in the Senate.

Interesting read on Wikipedia:

Protecting batteries, print cartridges, and other consumables was not discussed nor do I think was meant to be covered by the legislation. No way 100 senators from opposition parties would vote like that.

It’s just an unintended consequence that needs to be fixed.

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