Thursday, January 25, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Adventure Aquarium, Camden

Camden City Mayor
Francisco "Frank" Moran


Legislative Reception: Honoring the Leaders & Members of the South Jersey Legislative Delegation
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lucien's Manor, Berlin

Congressional Action Committee
featuring Congressman Donald Norcross
Monday, February 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

State Affairs Committee
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Make Sure You're Covered in 2018: 
The DMCA's New Requirement to Qualify for Safe Harbor Protection from Copyright Infringement Claims

Associate,  Archer Law
As of January 1, 2018, to qualify for protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA) safe harbor provision, an online service provider (OSP) must register its designated agent, the individual responsible for receiving copyright infringement notices, in the U.S. Copyright Office's new online directory.

What is the DMCA safe harbor provision and why is it important?
The DMCA includes an important safe harbor provision for OSPs that exempts them from copyright infringement liability arising from a third party's actions. Specifically, the DMCA protects OSPs from liability where a third party stores or posts content on the OSP's network or website, or where the OSP operates a search engine or other online directory linking to content.

Under the DMCA, OSPs include entities that provide online services or network access, or the operation of facilities therefore, such as content-sharing websites that permit users to upload or post comments, links, photos, or other content, and entities that transmit, route, or provide connections for digital online communications of online users, without modification to the content of the material as sent or received, such as Verizon, Comcast, and other ISPs.

To qualify for safe harbor protection under the DMCA, an OSP must have a designated agent to receive infringement notices. Contact information for an OSP's designated agent must be on file with the U.S. Copyright Office and must also be available on the OSP's website in a location accessible to the public. The designated agent information must be the same in the Copyright Office's directory and the OSP's website and must be kept up to date.

How does the new rule impact OSPs?
Under the new rule, all OSPs must register their designated agent using the U.S. Copyright Office's new online directory, even if the OSP previously registered a designated agent in the Copyright Office's old paper-based directory. If an OSP fails to register its designated agent using the new online system, it will lose its safe harbor protection under the DMCA.

The new online registration fee is low, just $6.00 compared to the old filing fee of $105.00, and designated agents must be re-registered every three years.

If you need assistance in registering your designated agent using the new online system or if you are unsure of whether you qualify for safe harbor protection as an OSP under the DMCA, we can help.

If you have any questions or would like more information on the issues discussed in this Alert, please contact Kate A. Sherlock, Esq. in Archer's Haddonfield office at 856-673-3919.

William J. Castner
Chaired by William J. Castner,  Senior Vice President of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey , the State Affairs Committee meets eight times per year with members of the State Legislature and the Governor's cabinet. Members are updated at each meeting on current legislative issues. 

Next Meeting:   Wednesday, February 21, 2018
                           8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
                           The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

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January 18
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
January 25
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
February 1
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Robert Monaco
Business Development Director
Garden State Incentives Group
Start the NEW year by setting up your Q1 calendar with networking events.
Create a schedule; figure out which meetings or functions you want to attend and map out a schedule accordingly so you do not miss anything important. Take advantage of CCSNJ events and visit the Chamber website.
You do not necessarily need to go to every single event, but make sure to get out once a week.
Once you have your calendar together, do the following two things:  

1) reach out to people you want to meet and invite them to the same events and

2) look over the attendance list, prior to the event; reach out to people you want to meet and let them know you are attending the same event. Ask for two minutes of time with them.   

Imagine being able to assist local charities by doing something as simple as offering your employees access to beverages in your facility. Coca-Cola, in partnership with CCSNJ, offers members access to the Vend4Cause program. Vending machines and/or coolers supported by Coca-Cola can be placed in your business and a portion of every dollar spent is given to a charity of your choice. For more information click here.
Ashley Merryman at Charity Changer at (816) 787-7400 or

Wells Fargo appoints John Zimmerman Community Bank Region Bank President for Southern New Jersey
Wells Fargo announced that John Zimmerman has been appointed the region bank president for the Community Bank's Southern New Jersey region, which includes 66 branches in parts of Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Atlantic counties. Zimmerman, who manages 640 bankers, is headquartered in Moorestown and reports to Northeast Community Bank Lead Region President Larisa Perry. 

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