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  1. Jun 2024
    1. Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act. Signed into law by President Bush on November 2, the TEACH Act loosens the restraints created by the DMCA insofar as education is concerned

      TEACH Act - loosens DMCA in favor of fair use

    2. More importantly, the idea of Fair Use was effectively removed from Web-based education because of the DMCA

      Fair Use revoked b/c of DMCA

    3. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was passed in Oct. 1998 "to implement United States treaty obligations and to move the nation's copyright law into the digital age.

      Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  2. Oct 2018
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  4. Dec 2015
  5. Nov 2015
    1. Every three years, the Librarian of Congress issues new rules on Digital Millennium Copyright Act exemptions. Acting Librarian David Mao, in an order (PDF) released Tuesday, authorized the public to tinker with software in vehicles for "good faith security research" and for "lawful modification." The decision comes in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal, in which the German automaker baked bogus code into its software that enabled the automaker's diesel vehicles to reduce pollutants below acceptable levels during emissions tests.
  6. Feb 2014
    1. The U.S. policy response followed an established pattern of defending intellectual property holders’ rights with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
  7. Nov 2013
    1. Automattic will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Automattic or others.

      If you ignore DMCA take down notices or continue to post copyrighted content on your site, Automattic reserves the right to terminate your WordPress account.

    2. If you believe that material located on or linked to by WordPress.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Automattic in accordance with Automattic’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy.

      The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protects certain online service providers, like WordPress or Tumblr, from liability for acts of copyright infringement carried out by their users. In order to be exempt from liability, however, service providers have to comply with certain conditions – the most important of which is the “DMCA take down notice.”

      If a copyright holder finds out that his or her work has been illegally posted online, the holder can send a DMCA take down notice to the service provider, requesting that the content be removed. If the service provider then fails to take action, it could be held liable for copyright infringement.

      For example, if you upload your favorite episode of Law & Order onto your WordPress site, NBC can send a DMCA takedown notice to WordPress requesting you remove the episode. If WordPress then fails to take action, it could be on the hook for contributory infringement.