News Flash: Former defendant Michael Nystrom of DailyPaul.com recently created a How-to Guide. See: Attn: Bloggers! Why You Need a DMCA Disclaimer & Copyright Registration.
1.) Designate a DMCA Agent with the U.S. Copyright Office
Many website owners may be under the impression that they are protected by the DMCA when in reality, there are very specific requirements that must be met before a website owner can invoke the DMCA safe harbor provisions. See 17 U.S.C. §512(c).Related information and forms:
In particular, the safe harbor only applies to service providers who have designated an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement and providing information about the agent (name, address, phone number, and electronic mail address of the agent) to the Register of Copyrights, which maintains a directory of agents available for publication inspection. See 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(2).
- Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claims of Infringement
- Interim Designation and Amended Designation forms
- Related Wired Article: The $105 Fix That Could Protect You
Follow the U.S. Copyright Public Catalog to scrub your domains of infringing content.
3.) Block All Righthaven Affiliated Newspapers from Your Browser
A comprehensive list and instruction set to BLOCK Righthaven clients.
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