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What does the abbreviation 'DMCA' stand for?

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMCA


Who signed for the DMCA?

Slick Willy... aka Bill Clinton


How can a website be in breach of the digital millennium copyright act?

Most websites are more likely to violate the "old" copyright law than they are to violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but the prime way sites find themselves up against DMCA is by distributing software designed to circumvent DRM and similar copyright protections. DMCA takedown notices are often sent in response to posting infringing material, but that's a violation of the plain old copyright law; DMCA just makes it easier for rightsholders to respond.


Can one give links to warez downloads on a public page?

Only if they want to get a DMCA takedown notice, receive massive fines, and / or go to jail.


Can you copy an album that you have bought and also play it?

If you are referring to a CD, it is my understanding that the DMCA has no express clauses that allow you to copy a CD whatsoever, even for personal use.


How do you get yourself off the website thedirtycom?

Go to the website DMCA.com. At the bottom left hand side you will see a category called DMCA takedowns. The cost is $200.


How do you get unlimited viewing on project free TV?

Project Free TV now has unlimited viewing after not being objected by the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Agency).


What was the purpose of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act?

The DMCA criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works. Basically, the DMCA further protects copyrighted material.


Is downloading music illegal if you do not upload anything. Where in the DMCA does it mention this issue?

Downloading music without permission is generally considered illegal, as it infringes on the copyright owner's rights. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) primarily addresses the issue of online copyright infringement and provides a legal framework for copyright holders to protect their works. However, it does not specifically mention the legality of downloading without uploading.


What condition migth a court find that realnetworks did not violate the DMCA and can continue to sell and distribute its Harmony products?

There is not a definitive answer to this question. It calls for speculation and opinion, and requests a legal opinion which is not appropriate for this venue.


What makes it illegal to developed software that will bypass computer codes on copyrighted material?

The Copyright infringement laws. A copyright means that someone owns that body of work. If you copy that work , without the owners permission, you are breaking laws. There are severe penalties for this, especially if it states that the work is under a copyright. The software you speak of, is designed to do something that breaks the law, hence illegality.In this Case you sir are wrong!The Answer is: Digital Millennium Copyright ActThe Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet. Passed on October 12, 1998 by a unanimous vote in the United States Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the DMCA amended Title 17 of the United States Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of the providers of on-line services for copyright infringement by their users.On May 22, 2001, the European Union passed the Copyright Directive or EUCD, which addresses some of the same issues as the DMCA. But the DMCA's principal innovation in the field of copyright, the exemption from direct and indirect liability of internet service providers and other intermediaries (Title II of the DMCA), was separately addressed, and largely followed, in Europe by means of the separate Electronic Commerce Directive. (Unlike U.S. federal laws and regulations, the execution of European Union directives usually requires separate legislation by or within each of the Union's member states.)


Has anybody gotten arrested for jailbreaking an ipod touch?

Not yet, but technically it is still illegal. Dont listen to others if they tell you its legal. The DMCA exemption only goes for the iphone; that means ipod jailbreaking is illegal