The DMCA, despite its good intentions, has been an abject failure. The law was designed to protect digital content from being massively pirated over the Internet. Using it to stop people from circumventing the encryption schemes of DVD’s to enable massive copying or downloading of the content is one thing. But using it to stop others from designing and distributing software that inter-operates with other hardware or software like this where the court got it right, or in this case that was personal to me where the court got it wrong, is a travesty. I’m glad at least the author of the DMCA now agrees with me and admits that he got it wrong. At least there is new copyright reform legislation in the pipeline that will hopefully correct this horrific wrong.