Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

DMCA may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the DMCA is an addition added to the U.S. Copyright law on October 28, 1998, that makes it illegal to circumvent any copy protection. For example, the DMCA prohibits bypassing the copy protection on a DVD to make copies of that DVD, even if you own the DVD.


2. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Services Ltd. is a service that provides companies with a DMCA takedown requests and helps protect your content online. Their services and information about the company can be found at

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