The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides a safe harbor for websites where user content, infringing on a third party’s copyright, is uploaded or posted (e.g., for tube sites, blogs, etc.). In such a case, the DMCA will relinquish the host site for copyright infringement so long as the site publishes and implements “Notice and Takedown” procedures in accordance with the law.
A website operator that does not comply with DMCA procedures can be held liable for third party users’ uploading or sharing of content which violates the copyright of a third party.
There are strict requirements for obtaining the benefit of the DMCA’s safe harbor provisions. Maxine Lynn can help you:
- Register with the U.S. Copyright Office
- Re-register at appropriate time periods
- Develop procedures for handling DMCA complaints
Contact Maxine Barasch today to schedule a free consultation regarding your copyright matters.