Definitions for "Digital Millennium Copyright Act"
A controversial reform of the U.S. copyright laws that is the first attempt to update those laws for the age of digital technology. It covers circumvention...
An influential piece of legislation, which was passed into American law in 1998 in order to protect copyright holders from the effects of digitalisation.
legislation that implements two World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties into U.S. Copyright Law: the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The first major provision requires contracting parties to provide legal remedies against circumventing technological protection measures to gain unauthorized access to a copyrighted work. The second provision facilitates enforcement of the copyright owner's right to control access to his copyrighted work by prohibiting the manufacturing or making available technologies, products and services that are used to defeat technological measures controlling access.