DMCA Notice Generator

Quickly Generate a DMCA Notice to Protect Your Copyright

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides a way to protect your intellectual property from unauthorized use and get it removed from infringing websites. As the creator of your own website, you have a right to ownership and protection of the original materials you create. Any original work like images, blog articles, and other text, created by you or your business, belongs to you and can be protected. If you find another website using your intellectual property, you can issue a DMCA takedown notice to inform them that they are infringing on your copyright and must stop using it.

There's no official format for a DMCA takedown notification, but there is certain information you need to include, so a template is helpful. It also comes in handy if you need to send many DMCA notices at once. In that case, our generator will save a lot of time. To use it, simply fill out the fields below.

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Sending Your DMCA Notice

Before you send your DMCA notice, confirm that you do indeed own the content and that the other site's usage does not fall within fair use (such as using a picture from your website in order to review your product). By sending the DMCA you are claiming on-record that you own the content and have the right to request its removal.

It's a good idea to contact the infringing website first, too. The site may direct you to other sites that are using your content (e.g. the infringing website found your content on a different site that stole your content first). If no resolution can be reached, when you're ready to send the DMCA notice, send it directly to the host of the infringing website, which you can discover by entering the URL into WhoIsHostingThis.com. Most web hosts make their DMCA contact information readily available.

How do I Get a Copyright?

You don't have to register a copyright to get protection. In the United States and many other countries, the creator of a work immediately and automatically owns the copyright to that work, and has every right to forbid others from using it. However, if you want to pursue legal action against anyone infringing on your copyright, you will need to register it first. You can learn all about copyright, how to register, how copyright works internationally, and much more at the US Copyright Office's official website, Copyright.gov.