Perhaps you have heard of a DMCA violation but didn’t quite know what it is. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that criminalizes the act of circumventing digital rights management (DRM) technology and provides legal protections for copyright holders who believe their intellectual property has been infringed upon online.
When someone commits a DMCA violation, they may receive a DMCA notice asking them to take down or delete all copyrighted content immediately. If they fail to comply, the offender could have their account or website suspended by their ISP. They could also be subject to civil or criminal penalties.