The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet. Passed on October 12, 1998, by a unanimous vote in the United States Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the DMCA amended Title 17 of the United States Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of the providers of on-line services for copyright infringement by their users.
The DMCA's principal innovation in the field of copyright, the exemption from direct and indirect liability of internet service providers and other intermediaries, was adopted by the European Union in the Electronic Commerce Directive 2000. -- Wikipedia
Reporting Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Violation
Herp Center takes copyright infringement seriously. (Herp Center itself has filed DMCA complaints and understands how frustrating it can be to find your material on another website, without offering permission of use.) If you feel that your copyright has been used without authorization or that you fall under the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please fill out the form linked below. Every DMCA complaint is reviewed by our staff and acted on accordingly. If a violation is detected, we will remove said content and the offending user may be warned or removed from the site entirely.
File A Complaint - DMCA Violation