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U.S. Commerce Department Announces Digital Millennium Copyright Act Multistakeholder Forum Results

Submitted by jboyd on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:27

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force, through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has released a document developed by stakeholders containing a set of agreed upon practices aimed at improving the operation of the notice and takedown system under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

The document known as DMCA Notice-and-Takedown Processes: List of Good, Bad and Situational Practices was developed by the participants in the multistakeholder forum established as a result of the Commerce Department's Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy, released in 2013. The document identifies a number of “good”, “bad” and “situational” practices to improve the efficiency of the handling and processing of DMCA notices by both senders and recipients.
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