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

Press Release
December 14, 2020

New York, NY - 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. Mike is a member of the 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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