DMCA HANDBOOK for Virtual Worlds
The DMCA HANDBOOK for Virtual Worlds is the authoritative handbook for the Owners and Admins of Virtual Worlds to avoid liability for monetary damages as a result of being liable for contributory copyright infringement through the proper application of the safe harbors of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Virtual world owners that allow their users to create UGC for in-world use will store such content on servers owned or controlled by the virtual world owner. When unlawful copies of virtual objects are hosted and stored on servers owned by virtual world owners, the owners are contributory copyright infringers and may be liable for monetary damages for copyright infringement to the real owners of the virtual objects being infringed.
Each Chapter steps you through Virtual World content creation, Copyright Law, DMCA, and provides a step by step instruction on how to establish and implement a DMCA policy, how to legally respond to DMCA Notices, and how to take the appropriate steps to ensure your immunity under the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA.
The DMCA Handbook Provides:
- A Step-by-Step breakdown of the DMCA process
– A Policy Checklist to create the DMCA Policy
– All of the Forms to implement the DMCA “notice and take-down” regime
– Best practices for Virtual World Owners & admins