Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the part of the Copyright Act that delineates how creators can take down works of theirs that are being infringed online. Below, you can view a number of educational DMCA videos. In addition to the DMCA videos listed below, we also have an FAQ section dedicated to answering DMCA questions and a Copyright Law Explained section that provides additional DMCA information. This includes information ranging from the notice and takedown process to the counter-notice process. We also encourage creators to join the Copyright Alliance for free to stay up to date with any changes made to the DMCA process as well as to access to exclusive webinars and downloadable toolkits on various copyright-related topics.

Understanding The DMCA: An Overview

In 1998, Congress passed the DMCA in order to address online copyright infringement while balancing the interests of internet users, creators, and service providers. Learn the history of this legislation and how it works in the digital age.

Understanding The DMCA: Takedown Notice Guidelines

There are four important guidelines every creator should know about the DMCA takedown process. These key takeaways will help you protect your copyrighted work.

Understanding The DMCA: Sending A Takedown Notice

Once you know you want to issue a DMCA takedown request, here’s how to follow through. This process can be granular, but it’s integral to helping protect your work.

Understanding The DMCA: Responding To A Takedown Notice

What is a DMCA Takedown Notice, and what should you do if you receive one? Find out from our new video!

Understanding The DMCA: Elements Of A Counter Notice

What should you do if you receive a mistaken DMCA takedown request? Find out from our latest video!