Petitions for Renewed Exemptions

Renewal petitions in response to the June 30, 2017 Notice of Inquiry were due on July 31, 2017.

Literary Works:

Literary works distributed electronically (i.e., e-books), for use with assistive technologies for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or have print disabilities

Literary works consisting of compilations of data generated by implanted medical devices and corresponding personal monitoring systems, to access personal data

Computer Programs and Video Games:

Computer programs that operate cellphones, tablets, mobile hotspots, or wearable devices (e.g., smartwatches), to allow connection of a used device to an alternative wireless network (“unlocking”)

Computer programs that operate smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, or other all-purpose mobile computing devices, to allow the device to interoperate with or to remove software applications (“jailbreaking”)

Computer programs that control motorized land vehicles, including farm equipment, for purposes of diagnosis, repair, and modification of the vehicle

Computer programs that operate devices and machines primarily designed for use by individual consumers (including voting machines), motorized land vehicles, or medical devices designed for implantation in patients and corresponding personal monitoring systems, for purposes of good-faith security research

Computer programs that operate 3D printers, to allow use of alternative feedstock

Video games for which outside server support has been discontinued, to allow individual play by gamers and preservation of games by libraries, archives, and museums (as well as necessary jailbreaking of console computer code for preservation uses only)

Motion Pictures (including television programs and videos):

For educational uses by college and university instructors and students

For educational uses by K-12 instructors and students

For educational uses in massive open online courses (“MOOCs”)

For educational uses in digital and literacy programs offered by libraries, museums, and other nonprofits

For multimedia e-books offering film analysis

For uses in documentary films

For uses in noncommercial videos

Comments in Response to Renewal Petitions:

Comments in response to petitions for renewal were due on September 13, 2017.