Definition of Digital Millennium Copyright Act in English:

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

(abbreviation DMCA)


A 1998 US law intended to update copyright law for electronic commerce and electronic content providers. It criminalizes the circumvention of electronic and digital copyright protection systems.
Example sentences
  • Half a dozen defendants have been charged under copyright circumvention measures contained in the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • They accused 321 of violating the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • Let's all welcome the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to Australia, then.

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Syllabification: Dig·it·al Mil·len·ni·um Cop·y·right Act

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