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DMCA- A Crackdown

Copyrights provide protection to authors and artists who create original work. When the artist copyrights his or her work, it gives the artist certain exclusive rights. These rights protect the work of the artist so that the originality of work remains the same and he enjoys the benefit of his artwork without the fear of being copied. The copyright owner also has the right to transfer his or her rights to others.

As technology changes, laws change too. The Internet has made sharing copyrighted work very easy. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is an amendment to the copyright laws of the United States, which was depicted in response to the lack of laws that addressed the nature of technology and how it affects the older copyright laws.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is a law created to encourage online sites and ISPs to protect copyrighted material.

The law provides a mechanism for removing the infringed material from the web at a low cost and in a simple manner.Traditionally, one needed to approach a lawyer in a case of copyright infringement. Which would be expensive and time-consuming. The DMCA solves this concern. Under the DMCA, a copyright holder can send a notice of the copyright infringement to the pirates. The infringing material is removed, and cost and time are saved too.

The DMCA acts as a letter of warning and notification to have the copyright infringed material from the pirate website taken down with immediate effect. The owner of the copyrighted material can pass the authority to send a DMCA to an anti-piracy service provider.

At Piracy Tracker, the traditional DMCA system gets a boost and its benefits are reaped to the maximum. Piracy Tracker sends the notice to not just one but four of the concerned parties. Including the website's hosting provider. They are also the first DMCA's that can be tracked for status in real-time, providing accurate information about the notice.

The parties usually end up getting rid of pirated content after receiving a DMCA since its the root of a legal case being filed if not abided to. The DMCA is hence an important tool to curb piracy and threaten pirates.