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DMCA

(Digital Millennium Copyright Act) A U.S. law enacted in late 1998 that provides penalties for developing hardware or software that overrides copy protection schemes for digital media. The DMCA is considered a very controversial law by many who see it as an infringement to freedom. See copy protection.
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DMCA representatives are on hand to answer queries on maritime licensing procedures which forego the need to visit the Authority's offices and promote paperless transactions according to 'Dubai Paperless Strategy' launched by H.
The app allows direct access to the Authoritys main e-services, including e-payment, maritime weather information, self-assessment test for marine driving license, and many more, without visiting the DMCAs office.
Geological Survey reported that contaminants from dredged material in the Pearce Creek DMCA had degraded local groundwater quality.
To ensure customer satisfaction, the DMCA presently provides an integrated platform to complete marine registration and licensing procedures in record time.
In 2012, a New York court ruled that pre-1972 sound recordings are covered by the safe harbor provision of the DMCA.
Each year the DMCA oversees emergency drills to assess the ability of vessel operators, port facility personnel and seafarers to maintain safety and security and respond appropriately to emergencies.
Simultaneously, 18 separate music organizations combined efforts on a united 100-page joint brief explaining the myriad flaws in the DMCA -- a law passed during the dial-up era -- and calling for reforms.
The DMCA established a procedure in which a copyright owner can send a "notice and takedown" request to the ISP for infringing content.
Under DMCA, web sites such as YouTube that allow posts and contributions by users can avoid liability for infringement for user contributions if the site follows the DMCA process for copyright owners to request removal of infringing material.
The SLA was signed by Amer Ali, executive director of DMCA, and Arif Obaid Al Dehail, CEO of TRAKHEES, in the presence of senior officials from both sides.
Chairman of DMCA, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, who is also Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs, and Free Zones Corporation and DP World, said on the side lines of a DMCA coordinating supervisory meeting, last week, that the maritime sector now accounts for more than 4% of Dubai's GDP.
As of late, the DMCA has been referred to as "the third rail of IP politics," due to the controversy it attracts.