- September 23, 2018 at 1:50 pm #106607
Has anyone registered an agent via the copyright office to field DMCA issues? https://www.copyright.gov/dmca-directory/
Do you have a DMCA page? Here’s the linkedin DMCA page as a fair-use example: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/copyright-policy/
Overkill, or the right way to address this?
- September 23, 2018 at 3:18 pm #106615
It looks to me that the register agent and DMCA page are specifically for providers that host material posted from others.
Example — Part15.org could consider registering to provide them the safe heaven status for infringement should a forum member post something copyrighted and this site receives a take down notice.
And the DMCA page is an example of the page Part15.org could create so that those with a copyright issue would know how to notify them on a copyright infringement claim.
These are not services that would apply for one’s own webpage, unless that page included allowing others to post (such as at this site).
The only reason you would need these pages/services is if you were your own web page server and were protecting yourself from posting copyrighted materials. Generally the owner of a website with their own server wouldn’t need these, as who to contact in case of an infringement should be obvious.
These pages sited above protest those sites where third parties post. Forums, bulletin boards, social media sites like Facebook and Linkedin, sites like YouTube and SoundCLoud, even Ebay and the like. If your page doesn’t allow third parties to post, these sorts of things are not appropriate.
DMCA take down notices are specifically meant to be sent to the site host, not the creator of the website. They are meant to go to the web server, which may of may not be your isp. In the recent case discussed simply sending the notice to the host provider was the proper thing to do. Of course it’s possible to ask the web page owner, but not required by any means.
- September 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm #106616
Overkill May Be a Something Of a Defense
Adding words to one’s website doesn’t cost extra and might serve to forestall certain kinds of attack.
There are people whose job is to hunt down someone to prey upon and they might be slowed if too many words block their way.
Those who stream music feel secure in having a “Royalty Paid” emblem on their website provided by their stream provider.
I list the permission arrangements for each of the programs I carry, hoping to avoid someone claiming I am stealing their work.
Demonstration of compliance with anything that might matter is good practice, I am quoting myself as saying.
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