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December 31 - Deadline for DMCA Agent Designation
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a***@faqlinux.com
2017-11-10 18:52:07 UTC
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So, December 31 is the deadline for DMCA agent designations.

Just last week, CenturyLink registered their agent (Oct 31).
Cox Communications still has not registered.
I'm watching these for sport! :D

Basically, if a DMCA agent designation was made by paper (Old Skool),
or prior to Dec. 1, 2016 - these designations will expire on Dec. 31,
2017.

The expired designation will result in an invalid agent designation
and not qualify for safe harbors under the DMCA.

I hope we can get the word out to "our guys" to keep them "safe" from
the DMCA!
:D

https://www.copyright.gov/dmca-directory/

Marcia
Rick Moen
2017-11-10 20:55:34 UTC
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Post by a***@faqlinux.com
So, December 31 is the deadline for DMCA agent designations.
As a huge improvement over the old process, it can be done completely
online and costs only US $6.
Post by a***@faqlinux.com
The expired designation will result in an invalid agent designation
and not qualify for safe harbors under the DMCA.
Exactly. To qualify for 17 U.S.C. section 512(c)(3) safe harbour,
service providers must designate a registered agent at US Copyright
Office's Register of Copyrights.

In case anyone is unclear about why, if you are a service provider
(as I am, operating mailing lists and Web site) it's crucial to qualify
for the safe harbour against legal liability and being assessed monetary
damags for copyright infringement committed on your service, see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Copyright_Infringement_Liability_Limitation_Act
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