Copyright management information (CMI), defined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), is information conveyed with a copyrighted work that identifies the owner and nature of that copyright. Although the DMCA prohibits the knowing removal of CMI under 17 U.S.C. § 1202(b), district court decisions relating to CMI are split on whether its provisions apply only to digital forms or also extend to non-digital CMI conveyance. This Article describes the current state of CMI jurisprudence and the expected effects of possible interpretive outcomes.
A Survey of the DMCA's Copyright Management Information Protections: The DMCA's CMI Landscape after All Headline News and McClatchey,
6 Wash. J. L. Tech. & Arts
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/wjlta/vol6/iss4/5