The Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), first enacted in 1998, is legislation to help copyright holders protect their property in the digital age, especially in cases of internet piracy. The law also contains a safe harbor provision to protect service providers and website operators from liability based on the infringing activities of third party users. […]
I have been been drafting quite a few T&Cs for websites lately, and in the course of reviewing some T&C out in the wild, I realized that there are few best practices in place. For larger companies, I think there was a time when these terms and conditions were seen as an annoyance, some nagging […]
The Library of Congress, which has the power to define exceptions to an important copyright law, said on Monday that it was legal to bypass a phone’s controls on what software it will run to get “lawfully obtained” programs to work. Full Story Here
One of the most emotional areas for clients is the protection of trademarks and copyrights. One of the most effective tools is a “cease and desist” letter to put the infringer on notice of their illegal use of the mark. But this post points out that often, an ill written cease and desist letter can Read More
I would think they would know better that this parody is allowed, but….. The Pro 8 people don’t like to be made fun off
I think what is most interesting about this decision, is that the court’s standard for actual notice under the DMCA, other than the take down mechanisms, are very high. link of the decision here.