Copyright infringement claims are perhaps the single most common legal claim we find online. The vast majority of those claims involve situations where users have uploaded offending content to a site or app. If you own a website or app, you are probably wondering how to avoid DMCA complaints? Particular strategies exist that can produce such a result, but there are practical issues you need to take into account.
How about future relief? Is there any chance the DMCA might be revoked or significantly modified in the near future in a manner that will allow you to avoid DMCA complaints? Unfortunately, no such changes are on the horizon. If anything, the DMCA is likely to be weakened a bit thus making complaints both more common and potentially damaging. Many of the foundational laws passed in the late 1990s [DMCA – 1998] are ripe for reconsideration given the Internet has evolved slightly in the subsequent twenty years, but a revocation or significant modification to the DMCA appears to have no backing or momentum at this time.
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