This past December, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a request for public comment on the effectiveness of Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

The purpose of this request is for the Copyright Office to “consider the costs and burdens of the notice-and-takedown process on large- and small-scale copyright owners, online service providers, and the general public.”

In an effort to ensure that the voices of independent and emerging creatives are reflected in the record, CreativeFuture submitted comments that include personal accounts from emerging and independent creatives on how piracy has negatively impacted their careers.

We call these stories our StandCreative™ series. You can read about the series here.

In our Copyright Office filing, we emphasize that neither Section 512 nor any other part of the Copyright Act should be changed in a way that weakens protections for creative works.

You can read the entire letter here.