Should the government review Internet economy copyright law abuse?

The Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on this abuse

At the start of the Internet boom, courts expected online services to basically be the police for Internet copyright. But, these so called “Internet police” had absolutely no reliable databases to consult, nor any knowledge of licensing.  

Later in 1998, congress changed that with a safe harbor, Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which provided clarity to Internet companies. The safe harbor says that in return for responding expeditiously to complaints of infringement, the liability of online services for misconduct by third parties is limited.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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