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Puzzles of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Vol. 46, Pp. 401-465, 1999

Posted: 25 Feb 2000  

David Nimmer

Irell & Manella LLP

Abstract

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act inserts many complex and alien concepts into US copyright law. This article explores that enactment by positing four scenarios, and attempting to determine what the practical impact should be on each as a result of this omnibus amendment. The four are: parents' keeping pornography away from minors; copyright management information, from names of movie stars to book dust jackets; determining when an ISP sees a "red flag" that should alert it to copyright infringement; and attempting to pigeonhole digital watermarks into their appropriate category under the new law.

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Nimmer, David, Puzzles of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Vol. 46, Pp. 401-465, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=208876

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