Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) affords an invaluable safe harbor to online “service providers” (as that term is very broadly defined in the DMCA) for copyright infringement claims arising from user-generated content posted to a service provider’s website.  To be eligible, service providers must satisfy several criteria.  For example, service providers must implement a

In two closely-watched cases with potentially broad implications for the way businesses and individuals use the Internet, Google, Inc. suffered setbacks in the continuing battle over responsibility for intellectual property infringement.  Both cases – one copyright and the other trademark – cast clouds over Google’s practices concerning its users’ employment of third parties’ intellectual property.

The development of digital technology has revolutionized the way artists create and distribute their work.  Although simplifying and streamlining the creative process, the digital age has created a myriad of legal issues that the courts must now address on a daily basis.  One such issue involves the protection of copyright information embedded in or around