The History of the Web logo

Unraveling the web's story

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The DMCA is signed into law, criminalizing the distribution and creation of technology intended to circumvent copyright protections. The law had been introduced a year earlier, and received bipartisan support when it was signed by President Clinton. It would soon become a source of controversy, so broadly defined that it forces many platforms to remove content from their site to avoid litigation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *