The Digital Millenium Copyright Act and Censorship
What moral responsibility, if any, do online services have to protect their users from DMCA abuses?
Using any of the workable moral frameworks, discuss the morality of any law that can be abused to supress free speech.
Security research, by its very nature, involves the "circumvention of access protections." Should there be a DMCA exemption for the purpose of allowing security research in general? Alternatively, if the DMCA can be applied to copyrights outside the realm of "artistic expression" is it overly broad?
What kind, if any, legal liability do companies expose themselves to if they use the DMCA to supress security research on a product which has a security flaw that harms users?
Using any workable moral framework, discuss the morality of the current form of the DMCA which protects copyrights, but seems to enable censorship. Particular consider the benefits to copyright holders in comparison to the potential detriments to free speech.