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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Copyright Basics

by Workman Nydegger on

Copyright protection is contemplated under the Constitution of the United States and governed by the U.S. Copyright Act. More specifically, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution includes...more

Reminder: Re-Register Your DMCA Agent Designations Before End of Year or Risk Losing Safe Harbor Protections!

by Bracewell LLP on

U.S. Copyright Office Goes Paperless for DMCA registered agents; All paper registrations invalid as of December 31, 2017. As you’re making your end of year lists and checking them twice, better make sure you’ve registered...more

DMCA Safe Harbors Will Discontinue for Websites and Internet Service Providers that Fail to Electronically Register their...

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

Proprietors of websites that host user generated content and online search engines and directories have long benefitted from the safe harbors available to them under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). These safe...more

Reflections on Technology-Related Legal Issues: Looking Back at 2017; Will 2018 Be a Quantum Leap Forward?

As we approach the end of 2017, it is a time to reflect on the dizzying pace of technology evolution this year, and the amazing array of legal issues it presented. Similarly, it is a time to look forward and anticipate what...more

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Registration is due by December 31st, 2017

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a safe harbor from copyright infringement liability for “online service providers.” An “online service providers” is a website that falls into one of the four following...more

Deadline Approaching to Update Designated Agent Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protects eligible internet platforms from secondary liability for copyright infringement under the “safe harbor” of 17 U.S.C. § 512. One condition of safe harbor protection is that...more

If Your Company’s Websites or Blogs Host User-Generated Content, Please Read This Client Alert!

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In the classic rock song “Light My Fire,” ‘60s icon and the Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison sang, “The time to hesitate is through.” If your company operates a website or blog that hosts user-generated content, and has yet...more

Dec. 31 Deadline to Preserve DMCA Service Provider Immunity

By Dec. 31, 2017, eligible service providers must use a new online system at the Copyright Office to designate agents to receive Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices. This is true for all eligible service...more

Reminder: Service Providers Must Comply with New Requirements for Copyright Safe Harbor by December 31, 2017

As we discussed in our previous alert, the deadline for internet service providers to re-register electronically for copyright safe harbor protection is rapidly approaching on December 31, 2017....more

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by BakerHostetler on

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) includes a safe harbor provision that protects appropriately registered online service providers from potential secondary liability for the infringing acts of others. Ironically, in...more

December 31, 2017: Last Day To Designate DMCA Agent Or Lose Safe Harbor Eligibility

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Starting December 31, 2017, all online service providers (which includes website owners) who want to take advantage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Safe Harbor must designate a registered agent with the U.S....more

Copyright Liability Safe Harbor Treatment Requires Action by December 31, 2017 for Many

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

Website or information “service providers” who in the past have made hard-copy filings to designate agents to take advantage of the “safe harbor” liability shield provision under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)...more

Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor for Copyright Infringement Claims

by Morgan Lewis on

The December 31, 2017 deadline for online service providers to reregister designated agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the US Copyright Office’s new online directory is fast approaching....more

Reminder: By December 31, 2017, Online Service Providers Must Re-Register DMCA Agents Registered Before December 1, 2016

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

December 31, 2017, is a key deadline for online service providers that store content provided by third-party users. By that date, providers must designate an agent with the Copyright Office for receipt of Digital Millennium...more

Deadline to Renew Your Copyright Agent Notice for DMCA Safe Harbor December 31, 2017

If you operate a website or other online service that permits users to post content, listen up. You could be liable for potential copyright infringement if one of your users posts content that infringes a copyright. ...more

Ensure Your Safe Harbor Protection – (Re)Designate Your DMCA Agent This Month

by Fish & Richardson on

The Copyright Office has announced a change that requires all internet service providers to re-designate their DMCA agent electronically by December 31, 2017. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) offers a safe...more

Should Old Designations Be Forgot: A NYE Deadline for DMCA Agent Designations

If you serve as a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) agent or have clients who do, then you should ensure your official designations with the U.S. Copyright Office won’t automatically expire once the New Year rolls in....more

Two Copyright To-Dos Before Year End

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Tackle the following two tasks before year end to help protect your company from copyright infringement liability and secure your copyright assets in 2018....more

DMCA Safe Harbor: Registration Required By December 31, 2017

by Akerman LLP on

Under certain circumstances, U.S. Copyright Law provides for “safe harbor” protection from liability for copyright infringement to entities (e.g., ISPs and website operators) hosting content provided by third parties. To...more

Operate A Website? Don’t Miss The 12/31 Deadline To Update Your DMCA Notice

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

If you operate a website that accepts user-generated content, now is the time to contact the Copyright Office. Many online service providers (OSPs) accept user-generated content. Examples include e-commerce websites that...more

Time is Running Out for Retailers to Register DMCA Agent, Preserve Safe Harbor Protections

by Bryan Cave on

Retailers who host third-party content and comments on their websites have until the end of 2017 to register as internet service providers through the new online system in order to preserve their protections under the Digital...more

Calling all ISPs: Your DMCA Agent Must Be (Re)Designated By December 31, 2017

by Fish & Richardson on

The Copyright Office has announced a change that requires all internet service providers to re-designate their DMCA agent by December 31, 2017. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) offers a safe harbor to internet...more

DMCA Designated Agent Directory Goes Digital

by Locke Lord LLP on

The deadline is fast approaching. A reminder to all service providers that the Copyright Office is transitioning to a permanent, online only DMCA registration procedure. If you have a designated Copyright Agent on file at the...more

The Clock Is Ticking: Refile DMCA Designated Agent Registration by Dec. 31 or Lose Safe Harbor Benefits

If there is one thing you need to do by the end of the year, it is refiling your designated agent registration with the Copyright Office. The message from the Copyright Office is very clear — if you do not refile by December...more

REMINDER: Electronic (Re-)Registration of DMCA Agent Required By December 31

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Online service providers have until December 31, 2017 to register (or re-register) their designated DMCA takedown agent and maintain § 512(c) safe harbor eligibility. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides a safe...more

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