A Modern Whodunit: Non-compliant DMCA § 512 “Take-down” Notifications Might Prevent a Copyright Owner from Learning an Alleged Infringer’s Identity

09/02/2015

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe harbor § 512 shields qualifying online service providers (“OSPs”) from claims of copyright infringement. But copyright owners can send OSPs take-down notifications to remove infringing material, and subpoenas to learn the identity of the wrongdoer who uploaded the material to the OSPs’ websites.

Excerpted from State Bar of Texas, Computer and Technology Section's Circuits Newsletter, September 2, 2015. To read the full article, click here.

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