New bill would protect security research hacking

Cory Bennett reports:

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced a bill Thursday that would exempt responsible hacking from prosecution under existing copyright law.

The security and academic community has long worried they could face legal action for basic research, which often involves examining computer networks in a way that may technically run afoul of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Read more on The Hill. You can find the text of the bill, “Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act of 2015,”  here.

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