How to Prepare and Use a DMCA Takedown Notice

In 1998, the U.S. enacted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), which includes numerous protections for authors, Internet Service Providers, and the public, many of which are designed to “maintain a balance between the rights of authors and the larger public interest, particularly education, research and access to information.” I could write a book (and people have) describing the DMCA in detail, but today we’re looking at only one element of the law: the DMCA Takedown Notice.  I’ll apologize in advance for the length of this post, which definitely exceeds my usual 500-word cutoff. (There’s just no short way to get this particular

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