What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)?

Copyright and piracy law

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a US federal anti-piracy law that makes it illegal to create and/or use technology that allows people to bypass measures intended to restrict access to copyrighted material.

The DMCA also criminalizes the distribution of copyright-protected material, and targets music, film, and software piracy in particular.

For more information, you can view the DCMA here.

Also, please check out our Copyright 101 post on our Songtrust blog!