Ben Milliam is the Executive Vice President/General Counsel of AppDetex.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for online service providers who allow users to post or store material on their systems, search engines, directories, and other information location tools. To qualify, a service provider must designate an agent to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement – both on the service provider’s website and with the U.S. Copyright Office. Previously, the Copyright Office accepted the filing of hardcopy agent designations. New designations, however, must now use the Copyright Office’s online electronic system.