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DMCA Agreement

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) law was enacted on October 28, 1998 by then-President Bill Clinton. DMCA is an updated version of copyright law that deals with the regulation of digital material. Broadly, the aim of DMCA is to protect the rights of both copyright owners and consumers. The law complies with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, both of which were ratified by over 50 countries around the world in 1996.

Over the years, several revisions were made to DMCA to allow specified exceptions, such as encryption and security research. Industry, consumer, and civil rights groups continue to appraise the law, and many states are considering their own versions.

In April 2003, a group called the Broadband and Internet Security Task Force produced an update to the law, sometimes referred to as "Super DMCA." This later version adds important concepts, such as "the intent to defraud," to the stipulations of the original law.

 


 

DMCA Agreement Quiz

Please read the following few paragraphs and answer the short quiz that follows. By taking this quiz you are confirming your general understanding of the DMCA agreement and how it applies to you as a Bronco.