Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

Disclaimer Warning

If you believe your copyright-protected work has been posted on this site without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification. Be sure to consider whether fair use, fair dealing, or a similar exception to copyright applies before you submit. These requests should only be submitted by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.

If you choose to request removal of content by submitting an infringement notification, please remember that you are initiating a legal process.

At a minimum your request should include the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature (i.e., NAME) of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit the location of the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit this site operator to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that is allegedly infringed.

A separate DMCA take-down request must be submitted for each alledged copyright infringement.

Email all DMCA take-down requests to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with DMCA in the subject.

Here is an example of a DMCA take-down request:

My name is {INSERT NAME} and I am the {INSERT TITLE} of {INSERT COMPANY NAME}. Your website is infringing on at least one copyright owned by my organization/company.

An {ARTICLE/IMAGE/AUDIO RECORDING} was posted on your site without permission. The original {ARTICLE/IMAGE/AUDIO RECORDING}, to which we own the exclusive copyrights, can be found at:

{PROVIDE WEBSITE URL}

The unauthorized and infringing copy can be found at:

{PROVIDE WEBSITE URL}

This letter is official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), and I seek the removal of the previously mentioned infringing material from your website. I request that you remove the infringing material immediately.

I am providing this notice in good faith and with the reasonable belief that rights my company owns are being infringed. Under penalty of perjury I certify that the information contained in the notification is both true and accurate, and I have the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright(s) involved.

Should you wish to discuss this with me please contact me directly.

Thank you.

{YOUR NAME}

{ADDRESS}

{CITY, STATE ZIP}

{PHONE}

{E-MAIL}