Category Archives: DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new knowledge and skills.  These tips should help reduce your risk in bringing a business to… Continue Reading

Business Tips for Providers of User-generated Content

Web sites and other online services containing content submitted by users (also known as user-generated content) are obviously a hot growth area. Not so obvious is the fact that these services depend on a little-known statute to protect their providers from legal liability for copyright infringement.  That statute is Section 512 of the Digital Millennium… Continue Reading

Viacom versus Google/YouTube complaint available online

If you want to dig deeper, or "enjoy" reading legal briefs, Viacom’s complaint against Google/YouTube described in the previous post is available online…. Continue Reading

User-generated content at risk from Viacom lawsuit against YouTube

User-generated content took the Internet by storm last year – even as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2006.  This content includes postings on forums, photos on Flickr, videos on YouTube, and all sorts of media on MySpace and other social networking web sites.  It’s a new outlet for millions of web users who want… Continue Reading