is an IP Attorney for Womble & Carlyle. He helps publishers and authors develop mutually beneficial business relationships. He also helps copyright and trademark owners optimize the value of their intellectual property and defend their intellectual property rights. His copyright clients include publishers of books and scholarly journals, authors, authors’ and artists’ estates, architects, photographers, filmmakers, software and Web site owners and developers, colleges and universities.
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. … Beginning December 1, 2016, service providers will be able to submit and update the names and contact information for their designated agents for receipt of take-down notices using a new electronic system. What is more, the fee charged for a paper filing, $105, will be reduced to just $6 for an electronic filing, reflecting the reduced claim on Copyright Office resources to input data and maintain a reliable resource.