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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

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

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

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

CJEU rules on Cloud Recorder: Transmission constitutes a communication to the public that requires the right holders consent

by Hogan Lovells on

On 29 November 2017, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down a decision on a video recording service that stores TV programmes online in a cloud (C-265/16 – VCAST). ...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

New DMCA Regulations - January 1, 2018

As of January 1, 2018, the U.S. Copyright Office will implement new regulations that will impact online service providers – even those that have already registered an agent. ...more

Deadline Approaching for Refiling Designated Agent Information Under Digital Millennium Copyright Act

by Perkins Coie on

Last November, the U.S. Copyright Office issued its Final Rule regarding designating copyright agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and announced a new electronic system for filing such designations....more

Regulatory Changes Affecting All “Service Providers” – 12/31/17 Deadline

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The U.S. Copyright Office has imposed new requirements on service providers in order to maintain safe harbor protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Service providers who don’t meet these requirements...more

Time is Running Out to Update DMCA’s Safe Harbor Agent Designations

by Bryan Cave on

As we previously reported, internet service providers must register their agents through the new on-line system before the end of 2017 to preserve their benefits under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe...more

Deadline Fast Approaches For Final DMCA Registration

by Ifrah PLLC on

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides a safe harbor from copyright infringement liability for online service providers. While not a particularly famous law, it is a critical law because it enables websites to...more

ALERT: Register (Or Re-Register) Your DMCA Agent Online By December 31, 2017 Or Lose Safe Harbor Eligibility For User-Generated...

by Cole Schotz on

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) affords an invaluable safe harbor to online “service providers” (as that term is very broadly defined in the DMCA) for copyright infringement claims arising from user-generated...more

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) – Designate Your Agent.

by Williams Mullen on

The U.S. Copyright Office issued a rule change to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) § 512 safe harbor provision that affects the rights of online service providers that are new to the DMCA system or those that...more

Deadline Approaching: Action Required by December 31 To Avoid Losing DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

The U.S. Copyright Office is making changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor agent registration process. The changes impact both new online service providers as well as existing online service...more

U.S. : Digital Millennium Copyright Act - DMCA agent revamp, act now

by Hogan Lovells on

The U.S. Copyright Office has ditched the scanned paper system for registration of DMCA Agents. OSPs seeking safe harbor protections may now register using the new electronic system, which launched December 1, 2016....more

Controversial “Gripe Site” Protected (Again) by the Communications Decency Act and Defeats Novel Copyright Attack with Website...

The controversial consumer gripe site, RipoffReport.com, is at it again. The First Circuit recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that RipoffReport.com was entitled to immunity under Section 230 of the Communications...more

Reminder: Action Required by December 31 To Avoid Losing DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

On December 1, 2016, the US Copyright Office replaced its directory of designated agents for receipt of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices of claimed infringement with a new electronic system. As part of this...more

Action Required to Maintain DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

by Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass on

Parties that operate websites may enjoy immunity from copyright liability for the infringing posts of their users under the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). The DMCA offers a “safe harbor” from...more

December 31 Deadline for DMCA Safe Harbor Copyright Agent Designations

by K&L Gates LLP on

All companies that conduct business online should take note of an upcoming deadline for “safe harbor” from copyright infringement liability. Online service providers that allow users to store or post content (essentially, any...more

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