if the conditions set forth in paragraph (2) are met.
The Register of Copyrights shall maintain a current directory of agents available to the public for inspection, including through the Internet, and may require payment of a fee by service providers to cover the costs of maintaining the directory.
shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner's authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the service provider relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.
17 U.S.C. § 512
Added Pub. L. 105-3041998; amended Pub. L. 106-441999; Pub. L. 111-295Dec. 9, 2010, 124 Stat. 3180.
REFERENCES IN TEXTThe Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, referred to in subsec. (h)(6), are set out in the Appendix to Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
CODIFICATIONAnother section 512 was renumbered sectionof this title.
AMENDMENTS 2010-Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 111-295 struck out ", in both electronic and hard copy formats" after "Internet" in concluding provisions.1999-Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 106-44substituted "Limitation on Liability of Nonprofit Educational Institutions" for "Limitation on liability of nonprofit educational institutions" in heading.Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 106-44struck out par. heading "Injunctions".Subsec. (j)(3). Pub. L. 106-44substituted "Notice and ex parte orders" for "Notice and Ex Parte Orders" in heading.
EFFECTIVE DATEPub. L. 105-3041998, provided that: "This title [enacting this section and provisions set out as a note under sectionof this title] and the amendments made by this title shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 28, 1998]."