The DMCA allows internet service providers to shield themselves from liability for copyright infringement due to infringing activity by users of the service provider’s networks. Owners of copyright materials, including record companies, movie studios and software manufacturers, routinely monitor internet traffic and identify IP addresses that are hosting or sharing files that appear to be unauthorized copies of the owner’s works.
Examples of Type of Data:
Movies, music, software
Authority or Enforcement Commission(s): United States Copyright Office
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