November 12, 2008, 3:12 PM — The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), enacted ten years ago in October 1998, has been â€œa stunning success,â€ according to the leaders of the global software and motion picture industries.
Robert Holleyman, CEO of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), and Dan Glickman, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA), recently co-authored an opinion piece on the importance of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, in ushering in the Internet Age.
Holleyman and Glickman write: â€œThe DMCA recognizes that thriving networks and network-based dissemination of information, whether movies or software, need two things: trust and rewards for good actors. The DMCA establishes trust by empowering authors of books, movies, music, software and games to use technology tools to protect their content from being stolen. And it creates incentives for online service providers and distributors to cooperate in the fight against piracy.â€
Holleyman and Glickman add that the DMCA has helped technology companies, producers of creative works and, most importantly, the American consumer.
Follow the link below to read the full text of the article, which appeared in Broadcasting and Cable magazine on November 10, 2008.