DMCA Takedown Notice and social media platforms

Frequently stolen content like videos and photos are found on Twitter. They are published illegally and without the permission of the person within the content or the content creator, owner or distributor. Whether the content has been copyrighted or not you have options to help get this illegally shared content taken down.


How to get content removed from Twitter? provides two methods for you to file a DMCA Takedown notice:

  1.'s Full-Service Takedowns. We do all the work. Social Media or UCG (User Generated Content) Platforms often have special Takedown procedures. Our Professional team of Takedown Specialist know these specific requirements and can expedite your takedown request. All you need to do is fill out our simple Takedown form. It takes less than 3 minutes.

  2.'s (DIY) Do it yourself Takedown Service. Ideal for webmasters and internet professionals. You do all the work. We provide the templates and a complete toolkit for you to research, create and process Takedown notices.

Both takedown service options above allow for the creation of notices using the stipulations laid out in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. However, does provide other takedown formats according to the country (legal jurisdiction) of notice recipient(s). To get started on your full service takedown, click here: Takedown Form.


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A DMCA Takedown does not always require the content to be copyrighted in order to process a takedown notice and for the content to be taken down by the website owner or OSP. The fact the content is yours, or if the subject in the photo or video is you, can be sufficient enough to process a takedown notice AND for the content to be taken down.


Who uses DMCA takedowns through Twitter?

Takedown examples:

  1. or taken down from a UCG (User Generated Content) Platform, upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice sent by or on behalf of the infringed content owner, distributor, publisher etc.
  2. 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.
  3. by the website owner upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice from the, or on behalf of, the content owner, distributor, publisher etc.
  4. 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.
  5. when an infringing website is taken down or taken "offline" by its ISP or Hosting company. This occurs because the website owner does not voluntarily comply with a Takedown notice as described above.

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 take down 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.


What does Twitter need to process a DMCA Takedown?

All social media platforms will need the following information to review your request:

1. Infringing URL

Infringing URL

Where on the internet is your stolen 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:

Source URL

2. Source URL

Where was your content located when it was stolen? Was it on your social media profile? Was it from your own website? Provide the exact URL where it was stolen from, even if the content has already been removed from its 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 explanation of where it was originally stolen from.

An example link would look like:

3. Description of Ownership

Description of Ownership

What is the 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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How do I know if a website uses DMCA?

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.


Can I add a DMCA Protection to my website?'s first recommendation is to contact a lawyer or law firm in the legal jurisdiction of your company or website to determine what is the appropriate legal communication. does not offer any legal advice or specific recommendation regarding any copyright practice. has two programs to help content creators, publishers and UGC platforms:

  1. Content Publishers or Platforms of User Generated Content (UGC) should use the DMCA Compliance program - Get Compliant - adding a compliance badge to your site instantly takes the guess work and time out of processing DMCA Takedown notices on your site.
  2. Content Creators and Publishers (without UGC) should use Protection Pro - Content Protection - it is essential to add an ownership statement to all your content. Registering and adding your content and website to this program is click through easy. There is even a Free program so getting started is easy.

If you are unsure what program is best for your situation by all means reach out and one of the team can provide support: Help Me Choose the right option.


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