If you recently got the below alert email from the feds about your website, or you have never registered with the feds for your website…. Please read on!
This registration with the feds gives your website a safe harbor.
Registration is relatively easy and relatively inexpensive.
Once you register a DMCA agent for your website and then if someone properly tells the DMCA registered agent to remove or take down their copyrighted materials from your website then you can properly comply without getting sued.
Copyrighted materials can include photos, videos, plans, drawings, reports, or descriptions of real estate.
Get your BIC and IT crowd and colleagues in the loop on DMCA safe harbor. Basically, anyone who has a website may want to know about DMCA and use DMCA safe harbor.
U.S. Copyright Office’s DMCA Designated Agent Directory has expired. This service provider is now listed as "Terminated" in the directory, and may no longer be eligible for safe harbor protection under 17 U.S.C. 512. To reactivate this service provider, please log in to your account at https://dmca.copyright.gov/osp/login.html to review the service provider’s designation and either amend it to correct or update outdated information or resubmit it without amendment to confirm its continued accuracy. Upon successful verification of payment, the service provider’s status will be updated to "Active" in the directory.
As a reminder, renewal is required when service provider or designated agent information has not been verified or updated within the last three years.
Please do not reply to this message as it is being sent from an unattended mailbox.
U.S. Copyright Office
Posted by: Byron King on 12/30/20 (This information is only accurate as of 12/30/20. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 12/30/20 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info or byron at screaltors.org)