Sullivan Participates in Drafting a Response to Questionnaire on Digital Millennium Copyright Act Reform

Press Release
December 14, 2020

New York, NYMitchell Stein and Michael Palmisiciano participated in drafting a response to a questionnaire on Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) reform circulated by Senator Thom Tillis, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Both Mitch and Mike (Mitch is the co-chair) are members of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s (NYIPLA) Copyright Committee.

The 15-question questionnaire covered a wide range of potential reforms, including: (1) whether the DMCA should remain as a "one-size-fits-all" system, or should be customized so that small companies and individuals are not subject to the same burdens as larger companies; (2) whether the current four categories of “safe harbors" that provide liability protection to online service providers should be amended; and (3) what issues need to be addressed to convert the current DMCA "notice-and-takedown" system to a "notice and staydown" system. 

The response letter can be viewed here.

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