DMCA Agents Must Now Re-Register With Copyright Office

Eric Goldman gives in-depth analysis here. Mike Masnick also posted at Techdirt: “Copyright Office Fucks Over Thousands Of Sites With Plans To Remove Their DMCA Safe Harbors

The bottom line:

  • To benefit from the DMCA safe harbor companies must register contact information.
  • The Copyright Office will now require companies to RE-register every three years.
  • Many companies will be losing their safe harbor protection after 2017 due to this change and every company will have the opportunity to muck this up now.