Does DMCA ‘Safe Harbor’ Apply to My Company’s Own Conduct?

Does DMCA ‘Safe Harbor’ Apply to My Company’s Own Conduct?

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, DMCA
"Image Deleted DMCA on Black" by Lexein is licensed under CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 One of the interesting things about practicing law (particularly in the space I do), is the trends in inquiries to our Phoenix law firm's Copyright law practice. Of late, it has definitely been issues surrounding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA") and, in particular, it's "safe harbor" provisions. DMCA was certainly on the mind of a new client who had initially contacted me about DMCA registered agent services. In getting to know more about her and her partner’s business, I learned that they actually owned and operated several blog-style websites which they had “acquired”. Some of these acquired websites were producing content which might lead to DMCA "take down" and counter-notice issues.…
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