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 Congress might revoke or modify the DMCA in the near future that will allow you to avoid DMCA complaints? Unfortunately, no such changes are on the horizon. If anything, court decisions will likely weaken the DMCA a bit, thus making complaints both more frequent 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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