What is DMCA?

Articles Posted at : June 17, 2021

What is DMCA?

DMCA is Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It is a part of the US Copyright Law and relates to a defined process in removing content from the internet.

The DMCA is most commonly connected to a process known as a DMCA Takedown.

Why is the DMCA important to you?

As part of the U.S. copyright law, the DMCA addresses the rights and obligations of owners of copyrighted material who believe their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed, particularly but not limited to, on the Internet. DMCA also addresses the rights and obligations of OSP / ISP (Internet Service Providers) on whose servers or networks the infringing material may be found.
This law clearly provides a framework, called the DMCA Takedown (Section 512 (c)(3)), for a process between two parties for the request and removal of copied content found online. For more information you can visit: www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf.

Most websites, ISP's, OSP's, hosting companies have adopted the DMCA Takedown process to handle requests for the removal of illegally hosted content on websites within their control. If you think you can use the DMCA takedown process to get your content removed.