There are several ways of "owning".
The ones we use most are rent, lease and own. There are some lesser know ones and they basically mean owning till a certain time or situation arrises.
e.g. you can own a piece of land for 99 years or till e;g; in the case of HongKong till 1999.
You can also "own" property till you die. Or more specific becoe the owner when sombody dies. That means I am the owner, but I can not move in till the other person dies. The other person can live there till they die, but are not the owners. Payment then can be done up front or for each year you live, you get money.
And if your lawyer does not find these things in a contract of $800K, it means the law is not clear enough or your lawyer was a shitty one. Because you bet I will go over each and every letter in such a contract and if it is not clear I ask "what does this mean". Sure it will take all day. I will make time for that.
If the people who deal with contracts day in and day out think that takes too long, simplify them.
And yes, I have read legaleese and know why it has to be written like that in some cases. Because the law requires that exact wording.
That does not mean they are not abusing the DMCA. I think the DMCA is not being abused. It is used as it was intended. It was sold to the people that it was something else, but it is used as intended.
Well, that is what you get when you vote for companies. Next you have the choice to vote what companies make more money from the government. Will it be the more liberal companies or the more conservative companies and then you realiwe they are the same companies. Happy voting.