Oct. 4th, 2014

doc_strange: (New England 1775)
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/unlock-public-access-research-software-safety-through-dmca-and-cfaa-reform/DHzwhzLD

Unlock public access to research on software safety through DMCA and CFAA reform

"Software now runs consumer products and critical systems that we trust with our safety and security. For example, cars, medical devices, voting machines, power grids, weapons systems, and stock markets all rely on code. While responsible companies cooperate with the technical community and the public to improve the safety of code, others do not. They instead try to prevent researchers and others from sharing safety research, threatening criminal and civil actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Chilling research puts us all at risk. Protect the public from unsafe code and help us to protect ourselves. Reform the DMCA and CFAA to unlock and encourage research about potentially dangerous safety and security weaknesses in software."

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