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Caution! What You Need To Know

Filing a DMCA notice can have very unfortunate consequences. The recipient of the notice can counter claim, stating either he is the owner of the material, or he may state that you do not own the copyright of the content. In the worst case scenario, Google may even remove the content from your own website. As always, the issue boils down to one of proving copyright ownership. Further, falsely claiming copyright in a DMCA notice can also leave you open to expensive legal action. There is is also the issue of 'Fair Use' as detailed in the DMCA Regulations. Again, claiming copyright infringement against some one who is lawfully using your content under fair use regulations can prove disastrously expensive.

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Online DMCA Form

A DMCA notice to Google can now be filed online. This is part of Google's Webmaster Tools so you will need to sign up for a Google account if you do not already have one. It is by far the simplest and most straight forward way of filing DMCA claims. Click on the link below to go to the form.

Google DMCA FORM

By Post

If you do not wish to use the online form, then you will need to submit a DMCA notice by post, preferably using some form of recorded delivery service so that you have proof of posting. Below is a example template letter of how a Google DMCA Request should be formatted.

Google DMCA Removal - Sample Letter

Recipient

Google Inc.
Customer Support
DMCA Complaints
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View
CA 94043

Sender

Name
Address
Email
Telephone/Fax
Sent by: Post/Fax
Date

To whom it may concern

Reference - DMCA Content Removal Request

The following information is presented for the purposes of removing web content from your servers that infringes on our copyright as per  Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”).

Copyright Claim #1

Description of Infringed Work

The work is a picture of a Robin Red Breast.

Original URL
http://www.yourwebsite.com/relevantpage.html

Infringing URLS

  1. http://www.badcompany.com/relevantpage.html
  2. http://www.badcompetittor.com/relevantpage.html
  3. http://www.baddude.net/relevantpage.html
  4. http://www.verynaughtyman.com/relevantpage.html
  5. http://www.anotherbaddude.com/relevantpage.html

Copyright Claim #2

Description of Infringed Work

The work consists of approximately 750 words of text in two paragraphs which have been cut and pasted with only very minor changes

Original URL
http://www.yourwebsite.com/relevantpage.html

Infringing URLS

  1. http://www.badcompany.com/relevantpage.html
  2. http://www.badcompetittor.com/relevantpage.html
  3. http://www.baddude.net/relevantpage.html
  4. http://www.verynaughtyman.com/relevantpage.html
  5. http://www.anotherbaddude.com/relevantpage.html

Copyright Claim #3

Description of Infringed Work

The work consists of a video showing the landscaping services that we offer. This was shot by me and I have the original high resolution video files on my laptop.

Original URL
http://www.yourwebsite.com/relevantpage.html

Infringing URLS

  1. http://www.badcompany.com/relevantpage.html
  2. http://www.badcompetittor.com/relevantpage.html
  3. http://www.baddude.net/relevantpage.html
  4. http://www.verynaughtyman.com/relevantpage.html
  5. http://www.anotherbaddude.com/relevantpage.html

Copyright Claim #4

Description of Infringed Work

The work is a software program which searches pictures and videos on the internet that finds people wearing red shoes and hopping on one leg. The infringing websites are selling this software as their own.

Original URL
http://www.yourwebsite.com/relevantpage.html

Infringing URLS

  1. http://www.badcompany.com/relevantpage.html
  2. http://www.badcompetittor.com/relevantpage.html
  3. http://www.baddude.net/relevantpage.html
  4. http://www.verynaughtyman.com/relevantpage.html
  5. http://www.anotherbaddude.com/relevantpage.html

Copyright Claim #5

Description of Infringed Work

The work consists of an original song which was filed with WebsiteCop.co.uk 2 years ago.

Original URL
http://www.yourwebsite.com/relevantpage.html

Infringing URLS

  1. http://www.badcompany.com/relevantpage.html
  2. http://www.badcompetittor.com/relevantpage.html
  3. http://www.baddude.net/relevantpage.html
  4. http://www.verynaughtyman.com/relevantpage.html
  5. http://www.anotherbaddude.com/relevantpage.html

Sworn Statements

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

The information in this notification is accurate and I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

I understand that a copy of each legal notice may be sent to the Chilling Effects project (http://www.chillingeffects.org) for publication and annotation. I also understand that Chilling Effects redacts personal contact information from notices before publication, but in many cases, will not redact my name.

Signed

The Owner
www.mywebsite.com


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This Google DMCA Takedown Template Letter is available for download as a word document.

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