Posts Tagged: digital millennium copyright act


LinkedIn files suit to stop bots from data scraping its site

LinkedIn recently filed suit in the Northern District of California against Doe Defendants for allegedly “scraping” data about its users from its website through fake profiles and …
By John M. Rogitz
1 year ago 1

Faster, Cheaper Designation of Agents to Accept DMCA Take-Down Notices

The DMCA mandated that the Copyright Office establish a registry of designated agents for service of take-down notices. The initial system now appears to have been primitive. ... …
By Mitchell Tuchman
1 year ago 0

Using ‘Borrowed’ Images in Your Blog

An engaging image, be it a photograph or other graphic, can capture the reader’s attention and drive interest in an online post. Bloggers, especially, are well …
By Leonard Marquez
1 year ago 1

Capitol Records v. Vimeo: Courts Should Stop Coddling Bad Actors in Copyright Cases

Just how much knowledge about piracy on its system does an online service provider need before it loses its safe harbor protection, which severely limits its potential …
By Devlin Hartline
1 year ago 1

Copyright Policy Should Be Based On Facts, Not Rhetoric

After nearly twenty years with the DMCA, the Copyright Office has launched a new study to examine the impact and effectiveness of this system, and voices on …

An Awareness Crusade Against the Online Piracy of Books

According to the Association of American Publishers, the publishing industry as a whole has lost $80 to $100 million dollars to online piracy annually. From 2009 to 2013, the number of …
By Rhonda Rees
2 years ago 11

Copyright Office issues DMCA exemptions for automotive software, jailbreaking smart TVs

Automotive software exemptions were only one class of circumvention made allowable by the recent copyright rules which may be exciting for some DIY tech enthusiasts. Jailbreaking, or …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Internet Policy Task Force to Host Multistakeholder Forum on Improving the Operation of the Notice and Takedown System under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The goal of the multistakeholder forum is to identify best practices and/or produce voluntary agreements for improving the operation of the DMCA notice and takedown system. …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 0

How to Protect the Copyright of My Web Content

Copyright is important in all forms of media because it provides legal ownership over the work someone produces. This allows the author, artist, etc. control over how …
By Oleksiy Synelnychenko
5 years ago 1

Unlocking Cell Phones Shouldn’t Dismantle Copyright Law

Opponents of effective copyright laws are attempting to leverage the success of the petition into a wide-ranging assault on section 1201 of the DMCA — and, no doubt eventually, …
By Terry Hart
5 years ago 4

Copyright Issues for the 113th Congress

During the first quarter of the 2013, Congressional attention will be focused on budget, appropriations and debt ceiling matters – along with a few other public policy issues that …
By Marla Grossman
5 years ago 1

Jerk.com – Dealing with Online Harassment & Cyberbullying

Jerk.com is perhaps the most abusive and offensive website on the Internet. In addition to encouraging the voting on whether people are jerks they allow the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 38

Using U.S. Copyright Law to Get Removed from Jerk.com

Jerk.com is one of those sites on the Internet that is the poster-child for everything wrong with the Internet and the anonymous communications that are so …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 28

Stopping Online Piracy in the Age of Entitlement

As for the particulars of SOPA, perhaps there are some who are against the legislation for valid, thoughtful reasons and would like to see something better. That, …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 64

How to Stop Online Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement has nothing to do with citation or linking back. A copyright owners rights have been infringed if another reproduces the work without their permission with …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 13