A "DMCA Takedown" is:
    1. when copyright infringing content is removed or "taken down" from a website. Usually by the website owner upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice request from ISP / Hosting company on behalf of the content owner, distributor, publisher etc.
    2. when copyright infringing content is removed or "taken down" from an infringing website owner after receipt of Notice sent on behalf of the content owner,distributor, publisher etc.
    3. when an infringing website is taken down or "offline" by it's ISP or Hosting company. Generally this occurs because the website owner does not voluntarily comply with a Takedown notice as described above.
    Both Takedown actions occur using stipulations laid out in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA Takedown is delivered because the infringing website is publishing content which is in violation of copyright protection act or being used without permission, according to the sworn statement of the content owner.
    Start Your Takedown here: www.dmca.com/takedown/signup
Modified: 01/15/2019
Category: Frequently Asked Question
By: Mr. DMCA Helper
FAQ ID:d0c53c9b-a868-45b4-ba12-6b2efd06f2df
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