Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act Law and Legal Definition

The Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act provides for the creation of a conditional safe harbor for online service providers and other Internet intermediaries by:

1. protecting them from their own acts of direct copyright infringement; and

2. protecting them from potential secondary liability for the infringing acts of others.

This Act was passed as a part of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

The Act attempts to strike a balance between the competing interests of copyright owners and digital users.