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DMCA is the copyright law of the US. It governs the rights and duties of copyright owners to their material who believe their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed, particularly but not limited to, on the Internet. DMCA also governs the rights and duties of OSP / ISP (Internet Service Providers) on whose servers or networks the infringing material may be identified. DMCA is copyright law in the USA, but it is for most countries throughout the world, not exclusively to the US only. Our takedown contacts are in all the major hosting countries.
The notices begin when the ISP receives a formal complaint from a corporation or an individual that their work is violated under the DCMA. They legally have no alternative but to deal with the issue with the person who has violated the Act. You can be in violation by sending, uploading, or downloading copyrighted content. A valid DMCA notice will include the material you have uploaded illegally; the IP address you were utilizing when the violation happened; the date and time of the alleged violation, and the exact section of DMCA you are accused of your violation.
Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code Section 106(3) is the section most commonly violated. This is the Exclusive Rights of Copyright Works segment and is the general for video and audio copyright violations.
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