Sample DMCA Takedown Notices

Every author I know has found their work on pirate sites. Email this letter with the appropriate information to the host website. Often they have a special abuse@ or DMCA@ email address, but they are not posted where you can easily find them. I found if you Google “site name DMCA” you may be able to find the correct address.

[box type=”warning”] Torrents are impossible to fight, but you may try contacting the search engine that displays the results sending people to the illegal torrent download. Use the second form of the letter, specifically for search engines.[/box]

Good luck!

 

DMCA Notice to Host

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to you to avail myself of my rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This letter is a Notice of Infringement as authorized in § 512(c) of the U.S. Copyright Law. I wish to report an instance of what I feel in good faith is an instance or Copyright Infringement. The infringing material appears on the Service for which you are the designated agent.

You are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office as the Designated Service Provider Agent to receive notifications of alleged Copyright infringement with respect to users of the Service for which you are the Designated Agent.

1. The material which I contend belongs to me, and appears illegally on the Service is the following:

<<TITLES OF WORK>>

2. The material appears at the website addresses:

<<ADDRESS OF INFRINGING WORK>>

3. The material appears on my Web site at these addresses:

<<ADDRESS OF ORIGINAL WORK>>

4. My contact information is as follows:

<<NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL>>

5. I have a good faith belief that the use of the material that appears on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by operation of law.

6. The information in this notice is accurate, and I am either the copyright owner or I am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

I declare under the perjury laws of the United States of America that this notification is true and correct.

Signed: <<YOUR NAME>>

 

 

DMCA Notice to Search Engine (if it shows results listing illegal copies of your books)

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to you to avail myself of my rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This letter is a Notice of Infringement as authorized in § 512(c) of the U.S. Copyright Law. I wish to report an instance of what I feel in good faith is an instance or Copyright Infringement. The infringing material appears on the Service for which you are the designated agent.

You are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office as the Designated Service Provider Agent to receive notifications of alleged Copyright infringement with respect to users of the Service for which you are the Designated Agent.

1. The material which I contend belongs to me, and appears illegally on the Service is the following:

<<TITLES OF WORK>>

2. The material appears at the website addresses:

<<ADDRESS OF INFRINGING WORK>>

3. The material appears on my Web site at these addresses:

<<ADDRESS OF ORIGINAL WORK>>

4. The infringing material is available through the following search results and links

<<SEARCH TERMS AND LINKS TO SERPS>>

5. My contact information is as follows:

<<NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL>>

6. I have a good faith belief that the use of the material that appears on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by operation of law.

7. The information in this notice is accurate, and I am either the copyright owner or I am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

I declare under the perjury laws of the United States of America that this notification is true and correct.

Signed: <<YOUR NAME>>

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