The DMCA takedown process is often described as a hammer for copyright holders to use against poor, innocent individuals posting content online. What is a DMCA counter-notification? A method called forth in the DMCA statute for those poor, innocent souls to fight back against abusive copyright holders.
In this video, we take a look at the counter-notification, the rights associated with it, and how it fits into the DMCA compliance process as a balance to aggressive copyright holders.
Of course, one must be mindful of the other side of the coin. Filing a DMCA counter-notification is the equivalent of egging on the copyright holder. “Come and get me” may make for a brave stand, but the cost of defending a lawsuit is no laughing matter if the copyright holder calls your bluff. This is likely why so many try to avoid DMCA complaints.
And this brings us to another salient point.
Know where your content is coming from before using it. If at all possible, create original content. Between software programs and smartphone advancement, even the most tech-confused person should be able to kick out original material these days. If your content is original, there isn’t much to worry about from a copyright infringement perspective.
What is a DMCA counter-notification? A chance for users who post content online to fight back against aggressive copyright holders abusing the law.
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