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Definition of the verb DMCA

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  1. [informal, transitive, internet] To serve a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notification against, so as to have infringing material taken down.

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  1. [US legal] Digital Millennium Copyright Act


DMCA a.k.a. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization. It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet. Passed on October 12, 1998, by a unanimous vote in the United States Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the DMCA amended Title 17 of the United States Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of the providers of online services for copyright infringement by their users.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for DMCA

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Google previewThe Digital Dilemma: (2000)

Intellectual Property in the Information Age by Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Emerging Information Infrastructure, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council

The DMCA is a fairly good compromise for legislation that makes circumvention illegal except under certain conditions.

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 1 (A - F) (2004)

Because the DMCA is a federal statute, a copyright owner alleging infringement must bring a suit in the federal district court. The trial judge has the authority to grant injunctive relief or monetary damages (or both) if there is a violation of the ...

Google previewOrigins of the Digital Rights Movement: The White Paper and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (2014)

A BIT of The Digital Rights Movement by Hector Postigo

The DMCA is an amendment to US Title 17, the US copyright law, bringingit in line withthe World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty ( WCT) of 1996 and the WIPO Performanceand Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) of 1996.

Google previewThe Cyberspace Handbook (2004)

by Jason Whittaker

According to Lessig and others, one of the main consequences of acts such as the DMCA is that it indicates a potentially draconian shift away from balancing the rights of producers and consumers towards the former. Technologies protecting ...

Google previewCISSP Guide to Security Essentials (2014)

by Peter Gregory

DMCA is a Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions ...

Google previewManaging Intellectual Assets in the Digital Age (2003)

by Jeffrey H. Matsuura

The DMCA as a threat to P2P systems As noted previously, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's anticircum- vention provision has been used as an effective weapon against P2P systems. The DMCA is a particularly potent weapon, since ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio (2010)

by Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell

The DMCA required that royalties be paid tothe performers forall digital uses of musicexcept thoseinanovertheair digital broadcast transmission or as part ofadigital television stream. The royalty is paid to SoundExchange, a firmcreatedby the ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education (2016)

by Steven L. Danver

The DMCA granted users the legal permission to use audiovisual materials for educational purposes that were owned by the instructors' and students' institution's library or departments. It allowed instructors to distribute copyrighted sound ...

Google previewThe Social Media Revolution: An Economic Encyclopedia of Friending, Following, Texting, and Connecting (2016)

An Economic Encyclopedia of Friending, Following, Texting, and Connecting by Jarice Hanson

The DMCA was passed so that it would monitor the changing evolution of the use of the Internet and World Wide Web.

have been threatened by invoking the DMCA to stifle creativity and impede new businesses from offering new products ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society, 3 Volume Set (2015)

by Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet Interdepartmental Programme in Media and Communications Robin Mansell, Robin Mansell, Peng Hwa Ang, Charles Steinfield, Shenja van der Graaf, Pieter Ballon, Aphra Kerr, James D. Ivory, Sandra Braman, Dorothea Kleine, David J. Grimshaw

In the online environment, fair use often requires the ability to circumvent digital locks on materials intended to prevent piracy, locks that are protected under the DMCA. Lawsuits under the DMCA have been filed against journalists, computer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Media (2002)

An Essential Reference to Communication and Technology by Steve Jones

The DMCA was hatched just as it was becoming clear that copyrights were being battered on all sides by the piracy-inducing qualities of digital media. The law initially was formulated to make it possible for the U.S. government to abide by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition - (2003)

by Miriam Drake

Two important types of challenges to the anticircumvention provisions of the DMCA are likely. The first challenge will be claims that by preventing circumvention of access controls when the underlying works are partially or completely in the ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

In this case, motion picture studios brought a lawsuit under the DMCA to enjoin Internet Web owners from posting computer software that decrypted ...

Google previewBerkshire Encyclopedia of Human-computer Interaction (2004)

by William Sims Bainbridge

The DMCA is used to stop circumvention technology,with hefty civil and criminal liability for bypassing circumvention technology ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce (2006)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

The DMCA (2000) lays the very legal foundation for DRM applications in United States. It defines an exception through ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America (2015)

by David Schultz, John R. Vile

The DMCA effectively criminalizes any action of circumventing encryption protection measures used by copyright owners to control access to digitally encoded copyrighted works. Since the DMCA did not invalidate the 150-year history of the ...

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