It seems that these days IP legislation tries to swallow everything. Nothing is safe from IP laws.
It's time to reverse that trend, most of the DMCA should be considered unconstitutional anyhow. If someone sold me a device, why can't I tear it apart to see how it was built?
Patents and copyrights exist for making sure no one needs to keep trade secrets. The intent of those laws is to let people learn about the technical details behind the technology.
Having laws that restricts the liberty of learning goes against every principle of a civilized society.