The DMCA.com Takedown Notice takes about 3 minutes to fill out.
We will do the rest for you. Our goal at DMCA.com is to make the process as fast and easy as possible. If you have any questions along the way, we can help you either through email or chat. PLUS, we also provide phone support as an additional service.
You can begin by submitting the takedown form here: Takedown Form.
What do I need to fill out the form on DMCA.com?
There's three pieces of information we'll need to get started:
1. List of Infringing/Stolen URLs
Where on the internet is your stolen content located? Is it on a social media site? 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: https://www.badguy_site.com/webpage/image_2
2) List of Source/Original URLs
Where was your content located when it was stolen? Was it from your own website? Was it on your social media profile? 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: https://share.icloud.com/photos/my_original_content
3) Description of Ownership or Description of the Original Content
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 DMCA.com can help with the answers. Click here to ask us about your situation.
DMCA Fast Tip
DMCA.com's core business activity is takedown notices. Every day the DMCA.com Takedown team sends and processes notices across the planet.
Who can fill out the form on DMCA.com?
There are two parties that are authorized to send a (DMCA) Takedown Notice, the original content owner or their authorized agent.
- The owner of the content described in the takedown notice.
- An authorized agent of the owner of the content described in the takedown notice.
If the owner of the content chooses an agent to act on their behalf to send the takedown notice they must first legally state or swear:
- They own the content contained in the takedown notice.
- They have authorized the agent to act on their behalf.
Note: DMCA.com requires this sworn statement from every one of its paying Professionally Managed Clients. See example here: Takedown Notice Sign up form - in order to complete this form users must legally swear they are authorized to submit a takedown notice. DMCA.com has also added the same safety feature within its DIY program. There are specific statements within the DIY takedown notice regarding abuse of the service.
Whos' at risk of having content stolen?
- content creators/owners
- copyright owners
- content publishers or distributors (with permission of the content or copyright owners)
- NFT owners
- code writers and publishers
- social media users and participants
- subject contained within the content and published without permission (special considerations may be required)
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What content can I report as stolen using the form on DMCA.com?
- Profiles or Bio's - personal or corporate
After filling out the form on DMCA.com, how can DMCA.com help protect my content?
DMCA.com'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. DMCA.com does not offer any legal advice or specific recommendation regarding any copyright practice.
DMCA.com has two programs to help content creators, publishers and UGC platforms:
- Content Creators and Publishers (without UGC) should use DMCA.com 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.
- 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.
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