The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was Congress’ attempt at bringing copyright law up to the digital age. Among its numerous provisions it includes ways for content owners to have their pirated content removed from unauthorized web pages and ways for web site owners to protect themselves from the liability of their users.
If you own a website that allows its users to post content, we can help ensure that your site falls within the DMCA Safe Harbor provisions by designating a registered agent with the Copyright Office and by ensuring that your site follows the rules set forth in the DMCA.
If you are a content owner who’s intellectual property has been pirated, we can use the takedown procedures of the DMCA to get that pirated content removed. And, if they refuse to comply, we can also work to obtain injunctions and damages against the infringing party.