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What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)?

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as the internet took off legislation 00:12 tried to keep up and an important piece 00:14 of Internet content related legislation 00:16 is something that's known as the DMCA 00:18 it's the Digital Millennium Copyright 00:19 Act it was passed in 1998 I guess 00:24 anticipating the Digital Millennium that 00:27 we are limiting so the DMCA does a 00:30 couple of things the DMCA is you know 00:32 established law in the United States you 00:34 may have heard about something called a 00:35 DMCA takedown notice what you talked 00:37 about in a second but there are two 00:39 probably two most important parts of the 00:41 DMCA when it comes to what happens 00:43 online the first one is the 00:48 anti-circumvention provisions and these 00:53 are fairly controversial and have 00:55 remained fairly controversial so what is 00:58 anti-circumvention so what this means is 01:00 that if a copyright holder places some 01:03 type of digital rights management 01:05 software or hardware on a particular 01:07 piece of content it is now illegal for 01:10 you to try to figure out how that works 01:13 or defeat it and it doesn't matter if 01:16 you violate any of their copyrights in 01:18 the process just the attempt to try to 01:20 circumvent these digital rights 01:22 management approaches is itself illegal 01:25 and the problem with this is you know 01:28 this sort of can be read is basically an 01:31 anti and I need to work on my writing 01:34 today this this can sort of 01:37 unfortunately blend into an anti 01:40 tinkering and an anti curiosity 01:44 provision for example for a long time 01:47 the rights of people to sort of examine 01:49 things that they own I bought this phone 01:52 you know I should be able to take it 01:53 apart try to figure out how it works 01:55 this is something that you know a lot of 01:57 inventors a lot of people that are 01:59 creative have enjoyed doing and have 02:01 learned a lot from and the DMCA sort of 02:03 specifically says in certain cases there 02:06 are now this protected class of software 02:08 or hardware that you are not allowed to 02:10 meddle and even trying to circumvent 02:12 these things is 02:13 not illegal and so this this is sort of 02:16 fairly unpopular now you can also argue 02:19 in the in the proceeding you know almost 02:21 two decades these anti-circumvention 02:23 provisions have proved pretty toothless 02:26 I mean almost every variety of digital 02:29 rights management that the content 02:30 creators have tried to deploy has been 02:32 defeated in some way or another and some 02:36 of the exploits you know require more 02:38 and more sophisticated approaches but 02:39 you only have to do it once all I have 02:42 to do is beat one type of DRM and I get 02:44 a couple you know an on an unprotected 02:46 copy of your content and then I can 02:48 distribute it a billion times you see 02:49 the internet so it doesn't necessarily 02:51 have to be something that you know your 02:53 grandfather can do it just has to be 02:54 something that somebody can do so that's 02:56 one version of the DMCA a more positive 03:02 provision of the DMCA that's also fairly 03:04 well known and has probably led to the 03:06 most widespread use of this term in 03:09 practice is safe harbor provisions for 03:12 internet service providers and operators 03:15 of various types of websites so for 03:17 example YouTube YouTube is this 03:19 incredible platform we are clearly using 03:21 it people all over the world use it to 03:23 upload all sorts of interesting videos 03:24 but you know YouTube can also be used by 03:27 someone who wants to upload someone 03:29 something that they don't have the 03:30 rights to upload so I can take a you 03:33 know a copyrighted movie that I don't 03:36 own the copyrights to and I can upload 03:38 it to YouTube and then YouTube 03:40 potentially before the DMCA could be 03:42 sued by the copyright owner for engaging 03:45 in the dissemination of this content 03:47 despite the fact that they have no 03:49 control over what their users upload now 03:51 YouTube is constantly working and 03:53 scanning and trying to identify 03:54 copyrighted materials so that it doesn't 03:57 you know run afoul of these types of 03:59 laws and types of rules but the safe 04:02 harbor versions of the DMC provided some 04:05 degree of limitation of liability for 04:07 both sites like YouTube and for Internet 04:10 service providers so your internet 04:12 service provider is not legally liable 04:13 if you Cho choose to download or stream 04:16 illegal content over their networks they 04:18 can't be legally liable so those are 04:20 probably good things now the same our 04:23 provisions of have also the same part of 04:26 this law 04:27 to put into place a mechanism for 04:29 copyright holders to request certain 04:33 sites take down content and that's 04:35 something that's referred to as the DMCA 04:37 takedown notice and so you can you know 04:44 maybe if you've posted things to YouTube 04:45 before you've received one of these 04:48 YouTube I'm sure it gets 04:50 I don't know thousands tens of thousands 04:52 hundreds of thousands of these a day a 04:54 week and what it means is that the 04:56 copyright holder has identified that 04:58 there is a copyrighted content that's 04:59 being unlawfully distributed by a 05:02 particular site and it forces or 05:05 requests that the site take down that 05:07 content immediately so YouTube may 05:09 respond to this by removing or blocking 05:11 your video and Internet service provider 05:13 or website provider may respond to this 05:15 by turning off your site and so this 05:18 this is a mechanism that allows the 05:20 copyright holder to identify content 05:23 that shouldn't be online should be 05:25 freely available and requested it be 05:27 removed now the usage of this mechanism 05:29 is somewhat controversial because 05:31 studies have found that large 05:33 percentages of DMCA takedown notices are 05:36 actually for content that is either not 05:39 copyrighted at all or protected under 05:42 various fair use fair use mechanisms and 05:44 so a lot of times these may be being 05:47 generated by automatic you know BOTS 05:49 that don't really understand exactly 05:50 what fair use is and so obviously 05:53 dealing with these types of takedown 05:54 notices creates a lot of problems for 05:55 sites and for creators and things like 05:57 this 05:58 but in general you know you might argue 05:59 that the safe harbor version seemed like 06:01 a positive move forward making sure that 06:04 certain conduits on the Internet aren't 06:07 held responsible for the behavior of 06:09 users because boats are useful articles 06:12 whose form cannot clearly be cleanly 06:15 separated from their function the vessel 06:18 tiny bowl type sorry vessel hull design 06:21 Protection Act what that's a part of the 06:23 dams

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