DMCA Policy

Policy, Notice, and Takedown Procedures under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The U.S. Copyright Office website,, contains the text of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which states how an alleged copyright infringement should be handled. requires all users to comply with applicable copyright laws. In the event that we receive proper notification of alleged copyright infringements, our response will be to remove or disable access to the material complained of as infringing and/or terminate contributors, regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement as a matter of United States law or the laws of another jurisdiction.

We will provide the creator of the affected content with a counter-notification, if we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. In addition, we may document notices of the alleged infringement.

Notifying the DMCA of a copyright infringement

The DMCA and the procedures outlined herein will be followed by upon receiving proper notification of infringement.

If you wish to file a notice of infringement with, you must do so by email, fax, or regular mail. Please include the information specified in the list below.

When you materially misrepresent that a piece of content is infringing your copyright(s), you are liable for damages (including costs and attorney’s fees). If you are unsure as to whether or not you are a proper copyright holder or if your material is protected by the copyright laws, you may wish to speak to an attorney.

Please use the following format (including section numbers) so that we can best handle your request:

The contact information you wish to provide, including your name, address, telephone number, and, if you wish, and email address to contact you;

  • The following copyrighted material is owned or is represented by an agent authorized to act on its owner’s behalf by me:”

  • If you believe that your copyright has been violated, identify with sufficient detail the offending content. Defining “Content Title” as the copyrighted image in question can be described as “Description: literary work, image, etc.” by “name of the author”, if available;

  • It should be identified which material is allegedly infringing or to be the subject of infringement activity so that it can be removed or access to which can be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the to locate the material (eg. “Title of Article” at this location:;