Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

What is DMCA?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a 1998 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 that control access to copyrighted works (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM). 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.

DMCA Notice

Notice from the owner of a copyrighted material to an online service provider. The notice identifies copyrighted material, alleges unauthorized use, and demands expeditious removal. By complying with the demand, the online service provider is relieved of responsibility for the infringing activity of their users

Copyright infringement

Copyright infringement (colloquially referred to as piracy) is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission for a usage where such permission is required, thereby infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. The copyright holder is typically the work's creator, or a publisher or other business to whom copyright has been assigned. Copyright holders routinely invoke legal and technological measures to prevent and penalize copyright infringement.

What we are doing about the DMCA

Takedown Tool is Vidict's proprietary software developed for the purpose of copyright protection by the means of blocking channels that illegally publish content, ensuring compliance with the governing laws and regulations (including, but not limited to, DMCA Rules). The tool is used in cases of infringement of copyrighted content providing a safeguard against digital piracy, plagiarism and brand theft, securing the exclusive rights of the copyright holder. The channels are blocked by, or on behalf of the illegally published content owner, distributor, publisher, etc. that have valid tool's user account.
For any additional questions regarding the DMCA process for Vidict software and services, please contact us at [email protected]