This comment first includes a brief history of the Internet, its growth, and how the population is using the Internet in daily life. Second, this comment will give some basic definitions of copyright infringement and key Internet terms. Third, the comment will address cases in the area of copyright infringement on the Internet to demonstrate both the uncertainty and unpredictability of the law on the Internet. Fourth, this comment will focus on Congress' attempt to address some of the uncertainties through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Finally, the conclusion will address some recent criticism of the DMCA.
Dexter M. Campbell III, Internet Law - Surfing without a Board? A Look at Copyright Infringement on the Internet and Article I of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 24 Campbell L. Rev. 279 (2002).