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Change in Copyright Office's Rules Relating to Service Provider Liability for User Content

Change in Copyright Office's Rules Relating to Service Provider Liability for User Content

Under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to qualify for safe harbor protection from certain claims arising from user content, online service providers - including Internet service providers and other Internet intermediaries - must, among other things, designate an agent with the Copyright Office for receiving infringement notices.

Change in Copyright Office's Rules Relating to Service Provider Liability for User Content

Under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to qualify for safe harbor protection from certain claims arising from user content, online service providers - including Internet service providers and other Internet intermediaries - must, among other things, designate an agent with the Copyright Office for receiving infringement notices.

The Office recently published new rules that require use of an online registration system starting December 1, 2016 for new designations, and require that current designations be replaced - on or before December 31, 2017 - by designations submitted using the online system. Importantly, designations must also be renewed every three years under the new rules. For more information, please contact us or visit http://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/onlinesp/NPR/.

Change in Copyright Office's Rules Relating to Service Provider Liability for User Content

Under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to qualify for safe harbor protection from certain claims arising from user content, online service providers - including Internet service providers and other Internet intermediaries - must, among other things, designate an agent with the Copyright Office for receiving infringement notices.

The Office recently published new rules that require use of an online registration system starting December 1, 2016 for new designations, and require that current designations be replaced - on or before December 31, 2017 - by designations submitted using the online system. Importantly, designations must also be renewed every three years under the new rules. For more information, please contact us or visit http://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/onlinesp/NPR/.

Change in Copyright Office's Rules Relating to Service Provider Liability for User Content

Under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to qualify for safe harbor protection from certain claims arising from user content, online service providers - including Internet service providers and other Internet intermediaries - must, among other things, designate an agent with the Copyright Office for receiving infringement notices.

The Office recently published new rules that require use of an online registration system starting December 1, 2016 for new designations, and require that current designations be replaced - on or before December 31, 2017 - by designations submitted using the online system. Importantly, designations must also be renewed every three years under the new rules. For more information, please contact us or visit http://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/onlinesp/NPR/.

Change in Copyright Office's Rules Relating to Service Provider Liability for User Content

Under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to qualify for safe harbor protection from certain claims arising from user content, online service providers - including Internet service providers and other Internet intermediaries - must, among other things, designate an agent with the Copyright Office for receiving infringement notices.

The Office recently published new rules that require use of an online registration system starting December 1, 2016 for new designations, and require that current designations be replaced - on or before December 31, 2017 - by designations submitted using the online system. Importantly, designations must also be renewed every three years under the new rules. For more information, please contact us or visit http://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/onlinesp/NPR/.

Change in Copyright Office's Rules Relating to Service Provider Liability for User Content

Under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to qualify for safe harbor protection from certain claims arising from user content, online service providers - including Internet service providers and other Internet intermediaries - must, among other things, designate an agent with the Copyright Office for receiving infringement notices.

The Office recently published new rules that require use of an online registration system starting December 1, 2016 for new designations, and require that current designations be replaced - on or before December 31, 2017 - by designations submitted using the online system. Importantly, designations must also be renewed every three years under the new rules. For more information, please contact us or visit http://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/onlinesp/NPR/.

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