The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a 1998 United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM).
DMCA are the guardians online of copyright material and are best known for being able to take-down websites where people have copied other’s content and not removed it when ordered to.
They claim to be protecting more than one million websites with their badge.
The DMCA Badge
A DMCA Badge is a seal of protection placed on a website that deters thieves from stealing the content.
With a registered badge, you have access to the tools, resources and support to swiftly takedown any website that steals your content.
Thieves don’t like that!
DMCA say that if your content is stolen while protected with their badge, they will do a takedown for no charge
A DMCA Takedown is when content is removed from a website at the request of the owner of the content or the owner of the copyright of the content. It is a well established, accepted, internet standard followed by website owners and internet service providers.
If you have any experiences with copyright theft and/or DMCA do let me know, by email.