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What is the DMCA?

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The term “DMCA” refers to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a United States copyright law. The DMCA provides a safe harbor to protect online venues from liability that can occur as a result of copyright infringement.

If a person submits a proper notice of copyright infringement that includes the specific information outlined by the DMCA, the online venue receiving the notice must act expeditiously to disable access to the infringing material cited in the notice. Etsy's Intellectual Property Policy is based on the DMCA.

Last updated on Nov 27, 2018