On Thursday, the Internet Association — whose members include Facebook, Google, Amazon, Pandora, Twitter and more — posted a blog titled "DMCA Infringement Takedowns Work."
"These smart laws allow people to post content that they have created on platforms - such as videos, reviews, pictures, and text. In essence, this is what makes the internet great."
"They have fueled the creation of a booming domestic internet economy that was worth nearly $1 trillion or 6 percent of GDP in 2014," it read.
Maria Schneider, a three-time GRAMMY winning jazz and classical composer described her frustration with the DMCA in her submission.
"The DMCA makes it my responsibility to police the entire internet on a daily basis. As fast as I take my music down, it reappears again on the same site—an endless whack-a-mole game."
ESL music is an independent record label based in Washington, D.C. which is run and headed by Thievery Corporation, a successful dance music group.
It says the DMCA doesn't pressure internet companies enough to ensure artists get paid.
"The courts have essentially interpreted the DMCA in a way that places no responsibility on those services like Google to proactively enforce our rights," the firm said.
And ESL said it is now releasing promising artists from its stable.
"Essentially, when we signed those artists we became the caretakers of their copyrights. And now we realize we do not have the tools to do that anymore."
The deadline for written comments on the DMCA to the U.S. copyright office is midnight tonight.
The office is also announcing it will hold two public round-tables on the DMCA safe harbor issues in New York and California in May.