First, to clarify, you are not citing anything to do with the DMCA - that is up around USC 17§1201 and you've cited USC 17§106. Since the DMCA is not involved, anything that would apply in this section of the law would apply equally to all content, regardless of whether or not there are any copy prevention schemes in place. So CDs DVDs, books, magazines, photos, etc -- all are covered by the statutes you've cited.
You glossed over the fair use provision in USC 17§107, probably because you do not understand it. But rather than argue about the specifics of fair use, I am going to quote a lawyer for MGM testifying before the SCOTUS in the case of MGM versus Grokster.
I'm sure you can agree that If anyone would have incentive to say that personal copying is a violation of USC 17§106 it would be this guy."The record companies, my clients, have said, for some time now, and it's been on their Website for some time now, that it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod."
So, that establishes that USC 17§107 does not say what you thought it said.
Everybody else who has responded with any substance has referred to the DMCA. The DMCA only forbids the circumvention of ACCESS controls, not COPY controls.
That is all spelled out in USC 17§1201(a). For those of you who think access control equals copy control, that is incorrect and the DMCA itself distinguishes between the two. It forbids the distribution of tools to circumvent access controls USC 17§1201(a) and then it goes on in USC 17§1201(b) to forbid the distribution of tools that circumvent "a technological measure that effectively protects a right of a copyright owner under [title 17]." Note that there is no similar prohibition on actually circumventing copy controls, only on distributing tools that enable the circumvention of copy controls.
If you think that I am playing fast and loose and misrepresenting what the DMCA says, then I will cite the head of the US copyright office (for the second time in this thread):"The DMCA does not forbid the act of circumventing copy controls,
and therefore this rulemaking proceeding is not about technologies that control copying."
Originally Posted by Sammy2
I am not talking about using it as a defense in court.
Well, when we are talking about the law, all that matters is what will hold up in court.