Hooray for the British Library!
Writing about web page http://news.com.com/2100-1025_3-6119043.html
“Unless there is a serious updating of copyright law to recognize the changing technological environment, the law becomes an ass,” Lynne Brindley, chief executive of the British Library, told ZDNet UK. “DRM is a technical device, but it’s being used in an all-embracing sense. It can’t be circumvented for disabled access or preservation, and the technology doesn’t expire (as traditional copyright does). In effect, it’s overriding exceptions to copyright law.”
Good stuff. Nice to see someone thinking specifically and explicitly about the impact of DRM on educational and other fair uses.