Damaged dongles - interesting....

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It appears that the US has acted on copyright issues regarding
damaged/broken dongles. It would appear that it is now legal to use
software dongle removal "patches" on your legally purchased software
if your dongle is broken, providing that you cannot purchase a
replacement dongle.


"He granted two exemptions dealing with computer obsolescence. For
computer software and video games that require machines no longer
available, copy-protection controls may be circumvented for archival
purposes. Locks on computer programs also may be broken if they
require dongles small computer attachments that are damaged and
can't be replaced."

( http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061123/ap_on_hi_te/digital_copyright )


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