Filing a DCMA Complaint
Posted by Dan Moses on 28 August 2009 12:11 PM
Copyright Infringement as defined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) can be reported by sending an email to email@example.com. Attachments cannot be sent via email. They must be manually uploaded to the ticket after opening the initial report.
The notice MUST include the following:
A physical or electronic signature of a person (“Complaining Party”) authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is claimed to be infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
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A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
When a Complaining Party provides a Notification of Claimed Infringement in compliance with the above rules, the Service Provider will do the following:
Expeditiously remove or disable access to the material that is claimed to be infringing; and
Take reasonable steps to notify the alleged infringer ("Subscriber") of the infringement claim(s) and that the material claimed to be infringing has been removed or that access to the material has be disabled;
Upon receipt of notice from the Service Provider that a claim of infringement has been made and that the material has been removed or that access to it has been disabled, the Subscriber may provide a Counter Notification.
Frequestly Asked DCMA questions can be found at: http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/faq.cgi