DMCA Takedown Notice
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Under Title 17 of the United States Code as amended by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a simple DMCA Takedown Notice filed with the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is all that is required to promptly remove any infringing material.

Depending on the severity of the infringement, this can involve quick removal of images, web pages, or in some cases, entire websites.

An ISP's response to a notification of alleged infringement may include removing material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or disabling public access from the Internet to an entire website hosted on their servers.

Pursuant to provisions within the DMCA, if the ISP removes content or disables access to a website due to a notification, they will typically contact the owner of the affected site so that they may make a counter notification if they believe the claim is without merit.

Important: This information is not intended to be used as legal advice. Always consult with your copyright attorney for any specific legal issues you may have.

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