Internet Policy Task Force Multistakeholder Forum on DMCA Notice and Takedown

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
March 3, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force will hold a multistakeholder forum to discuss the DMCA notice and takedown system on March 20, 2014 at the USPTO main campus in Alexandria, Virginia. Subsequent public forums will take place every 6 weeks, alternating between the USPTO main campus and Silicon Valley. Advance registration is required to attend in person or to watch the livecast.

The Internet Policy Task Force is co-led by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The Task Force is coordinating with the U.S. Copyright Office. The Task Force aims to produce an agreed upon outcome to improve the DMCA notice and takedown system by the end of the year.

Additional details about this first multistakeholder forum will be announced in the Federal Register. The Task Force also anticipates holding roundtables to discuss remixes, first sale, and statutory damages.