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Copyright Office's DMCA Report: 4 Parts You Gotta Read

Law360 (May 21, 2020, 9:51 PM EDT) -- If you haven't had a chance to read the U.S. Copyright Office's report on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act — it's 200 pages, after all — here are four key sections you need to check out.

The report, issued Thursday after years of study, called for legislative tweaks to several key aspects of the DMCA's system of so-called safe harbors, which shield websites like YouTube from copyright liability if they quickly remove infringing materials.

Though it avoided calling for major changes to the statute, the report had a strong conclusion: that the DMCA had been "tilted askew" since it was passed,...

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