Archive for DMCA

Before You Send That Takedown Noticeā€¦

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides a powerful tool for copyright owners to get their creations taken down from websites such as YouTube and Pinterest. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released an opinion in a long-pending case out of Northern California that adds a step to the takedown notice process. Before a copyright owner […]

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Some Legal Considerations For Launching a Website

Will your website allow users to comment or upload content? You should designate an agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and have procedures to deal with takedown notices and repeat offenders. You should also familiarize yourself with the Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and how it shields you from certain liability, not […]

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How Do You Protect Your Website from Copyright-Infringing Users?

If you have a website that allows users to post content, it is vitally important that you take steps to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA. Passed in 1998, the DMCA includes protections for owners of websites that have user generated content. Legislators recognized the benefit of allowing users to post content […]

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