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 August 1, 1999

Copyright Act removes litigation

Of special interest to Internet service providers is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, passed in October.

The act limits ISPs’ copyright infringement liability on material that’s cached, linked or stored in other ways. For instance, a cached copyrighted article, which is called up hundreds of times by an ISP, is not a copyright infringement under the act.

“There were a lot of cases of ISPs getting copyright infringement claims. It removed a lot of frivolous litigation,” says Scott Allison, an attorney with Chrisman Bynum & Johnson.

Of special interest to Internet service providers is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, passed in October.

The act limits ISPs’ copyright infringement liability on material that’s cached, linked or stored in other ways. For instance, a cached copyrighted article, which is called up hundreds of times by an ISP, is not a copyright infringement under the act.

“There were a lot of cases of ISPs getting copyright infringement claims. It removed a lot of frivolous litigation,” says Scott Allison, an attorney with Chrisman Bynum & Johnson.

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