Tag Archives: dmca

The NBA, NFL and UFC Want Instantaneous DMCA Takedowns (Engadget)

They claim the current enforcement is too slow to remove many infringing livestreams in time.... More

CreativeFuture Issues Statement on New U.S. Copyright Office DMCA Section 512 Report (MESA)

The United States Copyright Office has issued a long-awaited report assessing Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 22 years after its passage. When Congress ... More

Copyright Office: Landmark Piracy Law Needs Fine-Tuning (THR)

In a nearly 200-page report issued on Thursday, the U.S. Copyright Office describes how the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act now favors tech companies ... More

DMCA ‘Safe Harbor’ Up in the Air for Online Sites that Use Moderators (Ars Technica)

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act's so-called "safe harbor" defense to infringement is under fire from a paparazzi photo agency. A new court ruling says the defense may not alwa... More

RIAA Calls DMCA ‘Antiquated,’ Wants Piracy Filters Instead (Slash Gear)

The Recording Industry Association of America, more commonly known as the RIAA, is tired of the ‘antiquated’ process that is DMCA takedown requests. Both the RIAA and a total o... More

Supreme Court Asked if DMCA Safe Harbors Apply to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings (Billboard)

Capitol Records is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case that could send shockwaves through the music and digital industries. It all started with the fad of posting "lip... More

The Internet’s Safe Harbor Just Got a Little Less Safe (Wired)

One of the most important laws protecting online speech is also one of the worst. You’ve probably heard of it. In 1998, President Bill Clinton passed the Digital Millennium Copyr... More

EFF Files Lawsuit Challenging DMCA’s Restrictions on Security Researchers (Threat Post)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Government over a provision within the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that it says impinges on free s... More

The Music Industry Signs up Taylor Swift and U2 in its Fight Against YouTube (Recode)

The music industry is ratcheting up its fight against YouTube. And Taylor Swift is joining in. Swift is one of dozens of musicians who have attached their name to an open letter to... More

Google Sees DMCA Takedown Notices Quadruple in Two Years (TorrentFreak)

Google is being overloaded with DMCA takedown requests. The company has seen the number of takedown notices from rightsholders quadruple over the past two years. In 2016 alone, Goo... More

Court: Cloud Music Service Complies with DMCA

A New York federal court has ruled that cloud music service MP3tunes.com is compliant with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), even as the site's founder, longtime digital... More

Google to Unveil 24-Hour Notice-and-Takedown Improvements

Google’s SVP and general counsel, Kent Walker, told legislators in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that the company plans to unveil “in the next week or two” improvements to it... More