Fairness Rocks News Time for a DMCA Overhaul? Congressional Hearings Commence on Capitol Hill


Fairness Rocks News Time for a DMCA Overhaul? Congressional Hearings Commence on Capitol Hill

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Author: Marsha Silva

Date: February 17, 2020

Original Source: Digital Music News

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Time for a DMCA Overhaul? Congressional Hearings Commence on Capitol Hill

Bill Clinton signed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) into law over two decades ago, in 1998. In essence, the DMCA protects copyrighted works while exempting internet service providers (ISPs) and social media platforms from liability relating to their users’ uploading and viewing habits. So long as ISPs and social-media companies respond to copyright holders’ DMCA requests in a reasonable and timely manner, they will not be held responsible for infringements; conceivably, the involved individuals will be subject to punishment.

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