Digital Millennium Copyright Act
n.
A federal law passed in 1998 that criminalizes copyright infringement of digital content as well as attempts to get around digital copyright protection measures.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Digital Millennium Copyright Act
A federal statute that addresses a number of copyright issues created by the use of new technology and the Internet including digital rights management (methods for stopping infringement), and certain rights and privileges (safe harbors) that protect Internet Service Providers.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
USA
A federal law (Pub. L. No. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860) that implemented the following 1996 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties:
• The WIPO Copyright Treaty .
• The WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty.
Among other things, the DMCA:
• Restricts the circumvention of technological measures (also known as digital rights management or DRM) used to protect copyrighted works.
• Prohibits the tampering of any copyright management information contained in a copyrighted work.
• Creates new limitations on liability for copyright infringement by online service providers, subject to certain conditions.
• Expands the existing exemption in the Copyright Act relating to computer programs to allow the owner or lessee of a computer to copy a program in the course of repairing or maintaining that computer.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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