New DMCA Registration Regime Starts Today. Don't Delay!

New DMCA Registration Regime Starts Today. Don’t Delay! Today is the first day to take advantage of the U.S. Copyright Office’s new electronic registration system for DMCA agents[ref]“DMCA agent” is short-hand for designated agent to receive notification of claimed...

Cox Rocked, Part 2: What the Jury Said (and Why)

Broadband Isn’t a “Draw” for Infringement, but What About Substantial Non-infringing Uses? Back in late 2014, two of Rightscorp’s clients, BMG Music and Round Hill Music, sued the cable operator and internet-service provider, Cox Communications, for copyright...

Cox Rocked but DMCA Safe Harbors Remain Unshaken

All We Really Learned Is that Even Big Corporations Don’t Always Run Things by Counsel. We have learned quite a lot about the contours of the DMCA safe harbors over the last few years, thanks to record labels swinging for the fences, Viacom and Google’s tenacity in...

Lenz, the DMCA and Dancing Babies: Don't Go Crazy, OK?

tl;dr Summary The DMCA’s procedure for taking down allegedly infringing material is (ahem) nearly universally disliked. Rights holders can’t figure out why it’s so hard to take infringing material down, and consumers and service providers can’t figure out why it’s so...