An Isp’s Review And Approval Of Copyright-protected Information Did Not Bar Them From Qualifying For Safe Harbor Status

The Digital Copyright Millenium Act (DMCA) contains provisions that deal with safe harbor provisions for online service providers. An Internet Service Providers (ISPs)’s review and approval of copyright-protected information does not bar them from qualifying for the safe harbor provision on the DMCA. This case was illustrated in Costar Group, Inc. and Costar Realty Information, Inc. v. Loopnet, Inc.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the Digital Copyright Millenium Act?
Who were the parties and the facts underlying the case?
What are safe harbor provisions for service providers under the DMCA?
What is direct infringement and contributory infringement under Copyright Law?
What did the court determine?

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