U.S. Copyright Office Seeks Input on Mandatory DMCA “Upload Filters”
The U.S. Copyright Office has launched a public consultation to evaluate whether it’s wise to make certain technical protection measures mandatory under the DMCA. The Office hopes to hear all relevant stakeholders and the public at large in what may become a de facto review of the recently introduced SMART Copyright Act.
For many years, U.S. lawmakers have considered options to update the DMCA so it can more effectively deal with today’s online copyright issues.
Many proposals have come and gone, without resulting in any significant update. That could be about to change.
Following repeated nudges from Senators Thom Tillis and Patrick Leahy, the Copyright Office started looking into automated tools that online services can use to ensure that pirated content can’t be easily reuploaded.
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