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Template for a DMCA takedown request. Forked from https://gist.github.com/boogah/4439159 See http://jasoncosper.com/dmca-takedown for the back story. See http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/stock-letters/ for another template.
Hello,
I am the copyright holder of content that is currently being hosted without permission on your servers. The infringing content can be found at:
http://infringingurl.com/post-location-1/
http://infringingurl.com/post-location-2/
&c.
This content is a direct copy of my original work at:
http://example.com/post-location-1/
http://example.com/post-location-2/
&c.
This letter is an official notification under the provisions of Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") to effect removal of the above-reported infringement(s).
I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner outlined above 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.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
/s/ Firstname Lastname
Email: user[at]example.com
Address: 123 Main St, FO IL 12345
Phone: (800) 555-1212
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lucasgonze commented Feb 20, 2013

This is a helpful resource. However the bit about "a cancellation message as specified in RFC 1036" only applies to Usenet. It shouldn't be in a generic document. so in this version here I have removed it from Jason's original.

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lucasgonze commented Feb 20, 2013

Actually that whole paragraph could use a bit of editing.

This bit because only applies to Usenet:

I request that you immediately issue a cancellation message as specified in RFC 1036 for the specified postings

The substance of this request is not supported in the DMCA:

and prevent the infringer, who is identified by their URL, from posting the infringing material to your servers in the future.

This is not necessary and may cause a miscommunication. Best to keep things as simple as possible:

Please be avised that the 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.

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lucasgonze commented Feb 20, 2013

Changes per @plagiarismtoday advice:

Added contact address and phone number.

Added pointer to http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/stock-letters/

Removed "Please send me a prompt response at the address noted below indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter." - it's not required by DMCA. Best to keep things simple.

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boogah commented Feb 20, 2013

Thanks for spending some time improving this! All of your changes are really valuable, so I've folded them back into the original and have given you credit.

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