Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What is DMCA?

DMCA stands for Digital Millennium Copyright Act (it is part of the US Copywrite law) and it criminalizes, "production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works".

This United States copywrite law implements two 1996 treaties of World Intellectual Property Organization.

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According to this law you could be penalized and pay penalties for copywrite infringement on the Internet.

DMCA provides protection to online providers such as Google from copywrite infringement liability claims provided, Google and similar providers remove or disable the alleged infringing sites.
You can get more information here for DMCA related information for Google Products:

If you think you are the target of copywrite infringement (Let us say your blog or some picture) you could bring it to the notice of Google or the other provider so that they can take steps to remove.

How effective is this process?

Internet is big and the complexity grows each day and I am not really sure how much protection you can get. I have been the target and you can read about it here  and here.


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