Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Template


Re: Copyright Claim

To: (legal depart of host)

I am the copyright owner of (name of site or business and URL)  being infringed at: 

(URL of every page that is an infringement. List all of them)

These include: (URLs)

I found the following information about the owner of the site:

(All contact info such as name, e-mail, maybe phone and address) 

Here is my site, where the posts originate: (URLs of your site where content legitimately lives)

This letter is official notification under the provisions of Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") to effect removal of the above-reported infringements. I request that you immediately issue a cancellation message as specified in RFC 1036 for the specified postings and prevent the infringer, who is identified by its Web address, from posting the infringing material to your servers in the future. Please be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to "expeditiously remove or disable access to" the infringing material upon receiving this notice. Noncompliance may result in a loss of immunity for liability under the DMCA.

I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of here is not authorized by me, the copyright holder, or the law. The information provided here is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I swear under penalty of perjury that I am the copyright holder.

Please send me at the address noted below a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter.


(electronically sign of print, sign and fax back to legal dept)

(your name, contact info, e-mail, etc)