Post-Millennium Analysis: The DMCA in the 21st Century
When Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), it made some of the most significant amendments to United States copyright law since 1976. A mere decade later, we are beginning to see the impact of this landmark legislation. How has the anti-circumvention provision affected copyright infringement and consumers’ rights? Does the safe harbor provision provide sufficient protection for online service providers, or does it hinder content owners from stopping infringement? Has the establishment of a digital performance royalty been a success? This panel will engage legal experts in a discussion exploring the DMCA’s place in the new digital landscape, its successes and its failures, and how, if at all, it should be modified.
Jonathan Band Owner, Policybandwidth
David Carson General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
Ann Chaitovitz Owner, Ann Chaitovitz Consulting (moderator)
John Crigler Owner, Garvey Shubert Barer
Mitch Glazier EVP, Government and Industry Relations, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Matt Heckman Associate, Greenberg Traurig LLP
David Oxenford Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Note: This panel has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits by the Virginia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. Approved CLE credits from Pennsylvania and Virginia may be claimed by attorneys in California, New York, and Illinois as reciprocal credits.
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