Copyright Laws Meet The Internet: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) met in 1996 in Geneva and treaties were signed. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act that was passed in 1998 includes the treaties from the WIPO. It is a long bill and encompasses a wide range of related topics.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Are there any exceptions to section 103 that prohibits the circumvention of technological measures that limit access?
What happens if somebody makes a bad faith accusation of copyright violation?
What should a serivice provider do if notified of a potential copyright violation?

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