DMCA compliance

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Tangaroa: Soylent will need to register with the US copyright office to be shielded from liability for any copyright infringement in user-contributed content (such as comments). Soylent's IP is hosted in the US, so US jurisdiction applies.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/512 "Information Residing on Systems or Networks At Direction of Users"

17 U.S. Code § 512 (c) (2) Designated agent.— The limitations on liability established in this subsection apply to a service provider only if the service provider has designated an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement described in paragraph (3), by making available through its service, including on its website in a location accessible to the public, and by providing to the Copyright Office, substantially the following information: (A) the name, address, phone number, and electronic mail address of the agent. (B) other contact information which the Register of Copyrights may deem appropriate.

Here is an example of one such notification to the copyright office. http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/agents/a/andvrnet.pdf

Given that the DMCA implements an international treaty, if Soylent has assets in any other country then the law for that country should be reviewed for any similar requirement.

IANAL.


Gaark: Will lock this so it can be read clearly & cleanly by 'those above'.