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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  • By: Kevin Featherly
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, was an attempt by the U.S. government to vault analog-media copyright protections into the digital age. The law extends legal protections for software ...

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