DMCA notice

Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices are a way for one party to claim a copyright infringement about content on the web. If someone publishes your content on their site, you can use a DMCA notice to request that it is taken down.

What happens if I receive a DMCA notice? 

If someone thinks that you have infringed their copyright and makes a claim against your site, they will submit a DMCA notice. This notice will not come to us; it will be sent to Amazon Web Services, which owns the actual server hardware that our sites are hosted on. 

We and our providers will respect the DMCA process. This means that if the claim fits the specifications, the content will be blocked and we will be notified. We will pass that information on to you. 

At that point, it is recommended that you get a lawyer who is familiar with the DMCA process and/or intellectual property laws for assistance if you need it. Please note that we can't give you any advice about this process -- we are limited to acting as an intermediary between you (our client) and our suppliers. 

You may choose to submit a counter claim, which we will pass on to our providers, who in turn will pass it on to the original claimant if the counter claim is correctly formatted and includes all the relevant details. If the claimant doesn't reply with a counter-counter claim within ten days, the content is unblocked. 

How do I submit a DMCA notice?

Sara Hawkins has  a good writeup about that. This link is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice from Performance Foundry.