An Overview of DMCA Take Down Policy

Date: November 11, 2010
Duration:  55 minutes
Committee: IP and Internet Law Committee
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About the Program

Join us for a discussion of practical tips for filing take down notices and responding to notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). 

We will look at this issue from the perspective of all three relevant parties, namely the copyright owner, the potential infringer, and the service provider.  In that light, we will discuss the safe harbor provision for qualified service providers, as well as the mechanics that a copyright owner should follow to request a “take-down” of infringing material and the potential counter-notice that may be filed. 

We will also review recent case law in this area, including Viacom v. Google (YouTube) and Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.

Please note: The ABA is not requesting CLE accreditation for this program. However, if interested, you may be able to apply for credit directly with your state bar(s). Contact your state bar  for regulations and guidelines.

Program Faculty

Jeremy M. Roe, Neal & McDevitt, LLC, Northfield, IL