Digital Millennium Copyright Act
|Long title||To amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty and Performances and Phonograms Treaty, and for other purposes.|
|Acronyms (colloquial)||DM, DMCA|
|Enacted by||the 105th United States Congress|
|Effective||October 28, 1998|
|Public law||Pub. L. 105-304|
|Statutes at Large||112 Stat. 2860 (1998)|
|Acts amended||Copyright Act of 1976|
|Titles amended||5 (Government Organization and Employees); 17 (Copyrights); 28 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure); 35 (Patents)|
|U.S.C. sections created||17 U.S.C. §§ 512, 1201–1205, 1301–1332; 28 U.S.C. § 4001|
|U.S.C. sections amended||17 U.S.C. §§ 101, 104, 104A, 108, 132, 114, 117, 701|
It puts into effect two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and distribution of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent (get around) measures which control access to copyrighted works. These "measures" are commonly known as digital rights management or DRM.
The WIPO Copyright Treaty is the basis of protecting copyright on the web.
- DMCA p7.
- United States Code (2010) Title 17 CHAPTER 5, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES, Sec. 506 – Criminal offenses
- Nimmer, David (2000). "A Riff on Fair Use in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act". University of Pennsylvania Law Review. 148: 673–742. doi:10.2307/3312825. JSTOR 3312825. SSRN 222370.