When we receive a notification of alleged copyright infringement, we remove the posting that is the subject of the notification. If we remove one of your notes, we email you to give you notice.
If you believe your content was misidentified as infringing, you may file a counter-notification. If you did not have all of the rights to post the material at issue, you MUST NOT submit a counter-notification. Under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly misrepresents that text was removed by mistake or misidentification may be subject for damages.
Filing a DMCA Counter-Notification
If the original claim of alleged infringement was submitted under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, you must use the DMCA counter-notification.
International claimants in some countries may submit claims under a slightly different process. In these cases, while the DMCA counter-notification is still acceptable, a user who does not live in the United States may alternatively respond with the international counter-notification which follows this one.
The chief difference is that the DMCA process requires that the user consent to the jurisdiction of a United States court.
A counter-notification must include the following specific elements:
You can submit a counter-notification by filling out the form below. Since this information will be forwarded to the claimant, your identity will be revealed. If have any questions about any part of this process, please consult your legal counsel.
The DMCA Counter-Notification Form
Required fields are indicated with a red asterisk.