A copyright owner has the exclusive right to control the use and distribution of their creative work. Copyright law if a federal law and applies to any original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Fair use is a doctrine that allows for the limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder.

  • Liability for Bogus DMCA Takedown Notices and Counter-Notices

    April 9, 2015
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    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s mechanisms are an extremely effective way for online marketers to protect their intellectual property rights.  Frequently, the DMCA is also utilized in order to harass online service providers, chill online speech and stifle marketplace competition. When an online service provider is given notice of infringing material being posted on its network, it…

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