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Tillis Said to Unveil Draft Digital Copyright Bill in December

Oct. 19, 2020, 11:26 PM

Sen. Thom Tillis will release draft legislation to amend the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Dec. 18, a Senate Republican aide said Monday.

The law was established to allow online platforms like social media sites to grow without assuming copyright liability for all of a user’s activity.

The aide didn’t provide details on the draft bill, which is unlikely to advance in the current Congress.

Throughout 2020 Tillis (R-N.C.) held hearings with stakeholders on how they would like to see the decades-old DMCA updated.

The DMCA created a safe harbor for platforms that made good-faith attempts at combating infringement, such...

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