Questions tagged [dmca]

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a United States copyright law. It provides copyright holders with a mechanism to address copyright violations, while reducing liability for content providers (such as Stack Exchange).

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Court order for a DMCA counter-notice

I have sent a DMCA notice against a party which is infringing on some material of mine. They have now sent a DMCA counter-notice, and the site replied with the following We will replace the removed ...
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Does reviewing material added by users revoke my DMCA safe harbor?

I run a site that has pages for famous people, brands, movies, etc. Each page has a "profile picture" that is added by a user (if no user has submitted a picture yet, a default image is used). When a ...
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Definition of “Direct Financial Benefit” in the DMCA Title 17

I run a website with pages for famous people, books, brands, movies, etc. Users can rate and discuss these things. Each page has a "profile picture", which is added by a user and then approved by a ...
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Are pictures that don't have model releases protected under the DMCA?

Let's say a user of my website posted a picture. I know that as long as my website and the picture satisfies the conditions of the DMCA, I have a safe harbor against copyright claims by the individual ...
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Remove liability for user submitted content

I run a website and recently had a small legal dispute with content posted by a user. A copyright owner wanted me to remove content, I acknowledged the request, requested for proof of ownership, ...
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What does “actual knowledge” mean in the context of DMCA safe harbors?

According to 17 U.S. Code § 512 - Limitations on liability relating to material online (emphasis mine): A service provider shall not be liable for monetary relief, or, except as provided in ...

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