The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service providers regarding copyright infringement. This page outlines our policy for responding to DMCA takedown notices.
What is a DMCA Takedown Notice?
A DMCA takedown notice is a request sent by a copyright holder to an online service provider to remove or restrict access to material they claim infringes on their copyright.
The notice must include specific information such as identification of the copyrighted work, identification of the infringing material, and contact information for the copyright holder submitting the notice.
How We Respond to DMCA Takedown Notices
If we receive a valid DMCA takedown notice regarding content posted by users of our service, we will:
- Remove or restrict access to the infringing material as expeditiously as possible
- Notify the user who posted the content that we have removed or disabled access to it in response to a DMCA notice
- Provide information to the user about submitting a counter-notice if they wish to contest the takedown
- We will terminate account access for users who repeatedly post infringing content
Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notice
If you believe your content was removed as a result of a mistake or misidentification, you may submit a DMCA counter-notice, which includes:
- Your name, address, and signature
- Identification of the material and its location before removal
- Statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief the material was removed due to a mistake
- Statement confirming you consent to a local federal court’s jurisdiction
- Our designated DMCA agent will review counter-notices and may choose to reinstate the removed content.
Before submitting a DMCA takedown notice or counter-notice, please get in touch with us on the Contact Us page.
This website provides general information and should not be construed as legal advice. Please consult an attorney regarding your specific DMCA situation.
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