DMCA

Introduction

The Digital Copyright Act, or D M C S , is a law protecting service providers from responsibility if copyrighted content is uploaded than through their service. Example if anyone upload copyright content into their website then the DMCA protects you from liability, your site meets certain conditions in DMCA Policy.

The DMCA is only applicable for U.S. businesses. For non-U.S. businesses, this type of clause is usually called a Copyright Infringement clause instead.

Requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Your platform in online service (that can be a website, a mobile app, a software app, and so on) can allow for user generat content to be publish and made available to the other visitor, either other registered users or not.

Users need to own the rights to any kind of content that share through from your platform. Otherwise, it may constitute infringement of the real owner’s rights.

If this content users post through your website is copyright infringement and you receive a take down notice from the copyright owners, you’re required to respond to the take down it. if it meets DMCA requirements.

now Include a description of the copyrigh work, including the URL where this infringing content is available or a copy of it
Include all contact details of the person submitting the notice:like An email address, telephone and address
A statement good faith belief that the work is not authorized by copyrightowner
A statement by the person who sends the takedown notice that the information included in the notice is accurate and that the person sending the notice is either the copyright owner or authorized the act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

You can read Copyright Law – 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for this information.

What is a DMCA Policy/Notice?

The message will request that the copyright content be taken down from the site. It also has to meet a few more requirements, As like identifying the specific copyright work and the name and contact information for the person giving the notice.