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Digital millennium Copyright Act

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 28, Jun 2021
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  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, is a 1998 law passed in the US.
  • The DMCA oversees the implementation of two 1996 treaties signed by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) member nations:
  1. WIPO Copyright Treaty
  2. WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.
  • At present, WIPO has 193 members including India.

DMCA Notice

  • Any content creator of any form, who believes that their original content has been copied by user or a website without authorisation can file an application citing their intellectual property has been stolen or violated.
  • Companies operating in nations, which are signatories to the WIPO treaty, are obligated to remove the said content if they receive a valid and legal DMCA takedown notice.
  • Users also get a chance to reply to the DMCA notice.