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December 21, 2017
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REMINDER - Electronic Registration of DMCA Agent Required By December 31

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for certain kinds of online service providers — for example, websites that allow users to post or store material on their systems. If a provider is in compliance with the statute, it will be shielded from liability for infringing materials posted by third parties on their site.

In order to qualify for safe harbor protections, providers must designate an agent to receive “take down” notifications of claimed copyright infringement. These websites also must post take down information on their websites (usually, in their Terms of Use) to take advantage of the safe harbors.