This form and reporting copyright infringement is to be used for purposes of requesting the removal of copyrighted content only because the material is copyrighted and the person who posted the content did not have the right to post the material. It is not to be used for other reasons, such as because you believe that someone has posted content that is libelous or slanderous to or of you, defames you, criticizes you, is untrue, contains personal information, allegedly misuses your trademark, or because the content is from a competitor.
It is our policy to expeditiously act upon clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the copyright infringement notification requirements of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices.
An "authorized statement" under specific legal criteria established by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) is required to accept your request for the removal of your copyrighted document(s). In order to expedite this matter, you may simply fill out the form below and press the "Submit" button. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the portion of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act known as the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act or Section 512 of the DMCA (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site) Filling out the form will substitute everything in [brackets] in the preview to the right of the form with the necessary information. Once we receive the form, we will remove the content or disable access to it expeditiously, unless it appears that the document does not infringe upon copyright. Please refer also to our Copyright related FAQ's. To legally validate this form please be sure to fill out all required fields. Thanks for your understanding, please contact us if you have any further questions.
We respect the rights of authors, creators, and copyright holders and will remove or disable access to copyrighted material that is being infringed upon expeditiously after our receipt of the completely and correctly filled out form, unless it appears that the document does not infringe upon copyright. Please note, however, that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is a copyright infringement may be subject to liability for damages. You should educate yourself as to whether a document does, in fact infringe upon your copyright, or whether, for instance "fair use" under 17 U.S.C. §107 applies. If you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney versed in copyright law. Don't make false claims!