Can I report a website that is publishing copyright content illegally?

Yes. If you have located a website that is illegally publishing content stolen from a client you can submit the website name to Simply complete the form here: Report Infringement. All information is held in strictest confidence and your name will not be used, published, referenced, divulged without your permission.

If your content has been stolen and you want to report this and file a DMCA Takedown notice we can help! Click here to Start Your Takedown


What information is needed to report stolen copyright content?

Please include the following information when reporting stolen content:

  1. Name of the content.
  2. If you know the content owner, creator, publisher, or distributor.
  3. Stolen content location, please include the specific infringing links. General URL's eg. are not suitable - please be specific in with infringing URL's.
    1. e.g.:
  4. DMCA Protection Certificate link or Protection badge link found on the site owners' website. This will help us identify the site owner's account.


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Understanding Copyright Infringement

The ease of sharing information online has opened up new opportunities for creativity and innovation. However, it has also led to an increase in copyright infringement, where individuals and organizations exploit copyrighted content without authorization. If you stumble upon a website that is publishing copyright content illegally, it is essential to take action. This article will explore the process of reporting such websites and the steps one can take to ensure the removal of copyrighted material.

Copyright Infringement Removal

Copyright infringement refers to the unauthorized use, reproduction, distribution, or display of copyrighted material without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. This can include written content, images, videos, music, software, and more. Copyright protection is crucial as it safeguards the intellectual property rights of creators and promotes fair compensation for their work.

Copyright Removal Process

Once a complaint is lodged against a website for copyright infringement, the relevant authority will assess the case and take appropriate action. This may include issuing a takedown notice to the website owner, requesting the removal of copyrighted material, or even pursuing legal action if the infringement is severe or persistent. The time it takes to remove copyrighted content from a website may vary depending on the complexity of the case and the cooperation of the website owner.

Legal Actions and Copyright Removal

The internet provides an expansive platform for sharing information and engaging with various types of content. When copyright infringement involves sensitive or sexually explicit content, such as revenge porn, immediate action is crucial. In such cases, it may be necessary to involve law enforcement agencies, as these acts often violate both copyright laws and privacy laws. Law enforcement can take legal action against those responsible for publishing such content without consent, ensuring its removal from the internet.

What do I do if a website is publishing my copyright content illegally?

The most effective method of removing your stolen content from another website is to file a DMCA Takedown. To get started you can submit your request with here: DMCA Takedown Form. If someone has stolen your content and is publishing it without your permission on another website, can help. Simply submit the name and location of where you found your stolen content and we go to work on your behalf.

Who can file DMCA Takedown Notices?

  1. code writers and publishers
  2. subject contained within the content and published without permission (special considerations may be required)
  3. content creators/owners
  4. copyright owners
  5. content publishers or distributors (with permission of the content or copyright owners)
  6. NFT owners
  7. social media users and participants

How long does it take to report a website that has stolen my content?

The Takedown claim form takes about 3 minutes to fill out. We will do the rest for you. Our goal at is to make the process as fast and easy as possible.

How can I tell a website is DMCA compliant?

If a website uses the DMCA they will usually place a reference in the footer of the website. The clickthrough should clearly state the conditions of the DMCA Takedown process. Many websites reference the Takedown Notice form on this website directly. If you are unsure or the website unclear, click here to complete your takedown request: DMCA Takedown Form. Our professional team will connect your takedown request to the right website.


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What websites will process DMCA Takedowns?

Examples of websites that will process DMCA Takedowns

  1. from a UCG (User Generated Content) Platform (like Facebook and TikTok), upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice sent by or on behalf of the infringed content owner, distributor, publisher etc.
  2. by the by the ISP or Hosting company of the website that is publishing the infringing content. This occurs because the website owner has not voluntarily complied with a DMCA Notice and the ISP or Hosting company must comply with the Takedown notice.
  3. when an infringing website is taken down or taken "offline" by it's ISP or Hosting company. This occurs because the website owner does not voluntarily comply with a Takedown notice as described above.
  4. by the website owner upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice from the, or on behalf of, the content owner, distributor, publisher etc.
  5. by the website owner, upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice from the website owner's ISP / Hosting company. This would occur when ISP / Hosting company receives a notice sent by or on behalf of the content owner, distributor, publisher etc.

These Takedown actions occur upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice which uses stipulations laid out in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (DMCA). This Act directly addresses the takedown of (copyright) infringed content from a website which is publishing content in violation of copyright protection act or content being used without permission or not in accordance to the sworn statement of the content owner.

Simply Stated:, there are many ways content may be removed but they process starts with a Takedown Notice.

What should I provide to report a website that is publishing my copyright content illegally?

Three main pieces of information are needed to start your report:

1. Source URL(s)/Original URL(s)

Infringing URL

Where was your reported copyright content located when it was stolen? Was it on you social media profile like Facebook or Reddit? Was it from your own website? Provide the exact URL where it was stolen from, even if the content has already been removed from it's original location. The original URL is still valuable to the notice. If it was not online you can reference cell phone, computer, or camera etc. If it was online such as a website or cloud storage provide the link to the exact page it was stolen from. You can upload the original content to a cloud storage service and provide that URL with an expalanation of where it was originally stolen from.

An example link would look like:

2. Infringing URL(s)/Stolen URL(s)

Source URL

Where on the internet is your reported copyright content located? What is the link that you want the content removed from? Be sure to provide the URL or website/webpage link of the content you want removed. If the stolen content is an image or video located on a website provide the direct link of the content contained in the site. Copy and paste the infringing text, or provide the URL of the infringing image if required.

An example link would look like:

3. Description of Ownership of the Copyright Content

Description of Ownership

What is the copyright content owner's name and how was the content stolen? How is this content yours? How do you own it? Did you create it, buy it, copyright it? Who is claiming ownership of the content? Who is authorized to file the DMCA Takedown? When did you create the content and when was the content stolen?

An example description would sound like: "My photo I took of myself on my camera was stolen from my Google Drive and was posted on this website without my knowledge and I would like it removed."

If you are unsure how to collect the information for these three categories the Professional Takedown Team at can help with the answers. Click here to ask us about your situation.

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Submit illegal publishers here: Report Infringement
Modified: 05/23/2023
Category: Frequently Asked Question
By: Mr. DMCA Helper
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