DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

The DMCA is a federal law that protects online service providers, websites, ISPs, OSPs, content creators, and copyright owners from online copyright infringement. It was enacted in 1998 and has withstood many court challenges. Ms. Mableson is an expert in the applicability of the DMCA as it relates to both website owners and content creators. She has written two DMCA Handbooks to provide a hands-on, practical and effective guide for online service providers, content creators, and virtual world owners.

NOTICE: THE DMCA LAW HAS CHANGED! IF YOU ARE A WEBSITE, ISP, OSP, OR RUN AN INTERNET BUSINESS, YOUR MUST ELECTRONICALLY REGISTER YOUR DMCA DESIGNATED AGENT WITH THE U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE TO BE IMMUNE FROM DAMAGES FOR CONTRIBUTORY COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. Any online service provider that has designated an agent with the Copyright Office prior to December 1, 2017, must submit a NEW designation electronically using the online registration system by December 31, 2017, in order to maintain an active designation with the Office. Any designation not made through the online registration system will expire and become invalid after December 31, 2017, and result in a loss of immunity from copyright infringement lawsuits.
For existing and former clients, we charge a flat fee of $100 (includes filing fee) to file the DMCA Designated Agent for you. Call us for more details.

The DMCA is a federal law that protects online service providers, websites, ISPs, and content creators from online copyright infringement. It was enacted in 1998 and has withstood many court challenges. Ms. Mableson is an expert in the applicability of the DMCA as it relates to both website owners and content creators. She has written two DMCA Handbooks to provide a hands-on, practical and effective guide for online service providers, content creators, and virtual world owners. Her DMCA HANDBOOKS™ are the only authoritative books on the DMCA available anywhere and provide all the FORMS needed by all parties in the DMCA process.

Mableson Law Group is expertly poised to assist you with your DMCA legal issues if you are:

  • A website owner or operator and want DMCA immunity against contributory copyright infringement;
  • An ISP or other online service provider want DMCA immunity against contributory copyright infringement;
  • A creator or copyright owner who is facing online copyright infringement of your content;
  • A virtual world owner or operator and want DMCA immunity against contributory copyright infringement;
  • A virtual world creator or copyright owner who is facing online copyright infringement of your content; or
  • Accused of online copyright infringement when you have not infringed.

The American Bar Association (ABA) will be publishing Connie’s 2nd edition of her book: DMCA Handbook: For Websites, ISP’s & Copyright Holders in Feb. 2018.

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