Rumblings around the effectiveness of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) continue to gather momentum, due to rightsholder disgruntlement with decisions going against them in cases involving MP3tunes, YouTube, Veoh and other sites in recent years. “I think Congress got it right, but I think the courts are getting it wrong,” RIAA senior VP of litigation Jennifer Pariser told a New York conference last week, according to CNET.

“I think the courts are interpreting Congress’ statute in a manner that is entirely too restrictive of content owners’ rights and too open to [Internet] service providers… We might need to go to Congress at some point for a fix. Not because the statute was badly drafted but because the interpretation has been so hamstrung by court decisions.” Any move to seek such a ‘fix’ is likely to be fiercely resisted by technology industry groups and open internet campaigners.

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