Automatically file, monitor, and update DMCA Designated Agent registration according to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2).
If you operate a website in the US and you let users post content, you could be exposed to significant liability for copyright infringement claims without this product.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act extends copyright laws and protects internet operators through several “Safe Harbors.” The 512(c)(2) Safe Harbor protects websites owners from 3rd party copyright infringement liability. To receive these protections, website owners must comply with many conditions, including “notice and takedown” procedures, and registration with the USCO. Without these protections, the risk of potential copyright liability would prevent many useful websites from existing.
Anyone that runs a website in the US and allows people to upload content (blog comments, articles, photos, videos, etc.) that risks 3rd party copyright infringement.
On December 1st, 2016, the US Copyright Office switched from a paper-based registration system to a digital system. The lowered processing fees by more than 90%, but now require re-registration every three years and are applying more scrutiny to keep information current. Most importantly, any Designated Agent registrations before December 1st, 2016 will be invalidated at the end of 2017. Everyone who had this protection must now re-register or this important litigation shield goes away.