4chan Copyright Drum News

4Chan promises to comply with US copyright laws following celebrity nudes scandal


By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

September 4, 2014 | 1 min read

4Chan has said that it will enact a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) policy, so that illegally shared material will be taken down if the site receives notification.

This comes after the site was the first place where pictures of hundreds of pictures of nude celebrities were posted, following a massive hack.

At the moment, the fact that there is a limit to the number of posts shown on 4Chan means that content has often disappeared by the time that demands to take the content down are made.

4Chan has now set up a DMCA page as well as having appointed a member of staff to oversee and takedown requests sent in.

According to the BBC, 4Chan has now also said it would also notify the person who posted infringing material, telling them that the content had been removed and was subject to a DMCA request.

Those who use the site to post stolen material on a regular basis will have their accounts removed.

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