Another insightful quote from Siva V:
Copyright was designed to regulate only copying. It was not supposed to regulate one’s rights to read or share.
But now that the distinctions among accessing, using, and copying have collapsed copyright policy makers have found themselves faced with what seems to be a difficult choice: either relinquish some control over copying, or expand copyright to regulate access and use, despite the chilling effect it might have on creativity, community, and democracy.
The Digital Millennium Copyright act is a federal law enabling copyright holders to enforce copy-protection.
The so-called S-DMCA is a state-level initiative that extends content-owner’s control beyond copying, to control over access.