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New Media Rights is a non-profit, independently funded program of California Western School of Law. We provide legal services, education, and public policy advocacy for creators, entrepreneurs, and internet users. Contact us to request legal services.

 

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The DMCA Section 512 is a critical protection for internet-based services large and small against copyright claims based on user infringement. However, Section 512 creates an easy, out of court process to remove speech from the internet through its notice and takedown provisions. This process is frequently abused to remove otherwise legal content from the internet. We recently proposed legislative reforms that would address key problems with section 512, and shared our firsthand experiences with clients dealing with section 512.