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The Courts

Submission + - Why does Slashdot use the DMCA?

An anonymous reader writes: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act contains a controversial provision. Website owners can protect themselves from monetary damages for the copyright infringement of users by registering a service provider agent and taking down materials when a copyright holder notifies the that agent. Website owners can boycott this controversial provision of the DMCA very easily by not registering an agent. Surprisingly, Slashdot is not a boycotter. Browsing through the U.S. Copyright Offices Directory of Service Provider Agents for Notification of Claims of Infringement reveals that Slashdot.org has had a registered agent since 2000. Why doesn't Slashdot.org take a stand and boycott this hated provision of the DMCA?

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