The Internet is a complex place. There are many protocols and applications besides the web, and new ways of sharing information are created all the time. It would be almost impossible for everyone, other than those with more technical skills, to follow the ways the Internet can be used to share information.
Because of the ever-changing environment and the intricacy of in-depth Internet control over copyrighted content, the DMCA Force performs this task in the digital world on behalf of copyright owners. Our system monitors the Internet in detail and is always updated with new technologies to always offer you the best service.
Are you wondering what DMCA, piracy, notices, and takedowns mean? Here is a simple Q&A to help you understand our work and why you need our help.
1. What is DMCA?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act is an American law that establishes the rights and obligations of creators and owners of copyrighted material believed to be harmed on the internet and digital media. The law criminalizes not only the infringement of copyright itself but also the production and distribution of technology to avoid measures to protect copyright.
2. What is copyright infringement?
Also known as piracy, is the practice of reproducing, distributing, or even selling work/products without the permission of the creators/owners.
The copyright holder is typically the work’s creator, or a publisher or other business to whom copyright has been assigned. Copyright holders routinely invoke legal and technological measures to prevent and penalize copyright infringement.
Motion pictures, software, and music industries are the ones most harmed by media piracy.
3. What are a notice and takedown?
DMCA Takedown is the removal of content from a website at the request of the owner of the material or the holder of the display rights. It is an established standard and followed on the internet by website owners and internet service providers.
You have the right to request. Any content owner has the right to send the takedown request to the owner or responsible for a website or internet service (hosting, access provider, etc.) if the private content is found online without his permission.
4. What is DMCA in Europe?
The equivalent of the American DMCA in Europe would be the Electronic Commerce Directive. In place since 2000, the directive deals specifically with notices and takedowns procedures related to infringed contents.