Internet Policy Task Force Multistakeholder Forum on DMCA Notice and Takedown on May 8, 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force will hold the second meeting of the Multistakeholder Forum on DMCA Notice and Takedown on May 8, 2014 in Berkeley, California. A webcast will be available.
The meeting will focus on the operational aspects of online copyright infringement notification, including the benefits of harmonizing notice procedures and the potential development of a standardized notification template for voluntary adoption and online implementation by stakeholders. Currently, internet service providers, hosting companies, and search engines use different forms and procedures for copyright holders to request removal of infringing content from the internet.
As discussed at the first meeting, an anticipated outcome of the second meeting will be the formation of a smaller working group that will develop a proposal for the full group to consider. Stakeholders with technical and operational expertise in copyright infringement notification systems are encouraged to participate and will be asked to identify their interests in participating in the working group at the meeting.
Future meetings of the Multistakeholder Forum on DMCA Notice and Takedown will alternate between the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and the West Coast.
To register to attend in person or for the webcast, select “multistakeholder” on the registration page.