Q: How to correctly compose a letter under Article 17 U.S. Code § 512?

I want to file a complaint about the removal of content that was not public and is used without permission.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: A DMCA Takedown Notice must be tailored to each specific situation. So, an attorney would need to review the evidence to be able to compose one or help someone else compose one. Also, keep in mind that a response other than or in addition to standard DMCA Takedown Notice language might be warranted, and that there are potential consequences (including financial) to a wrongful takedown.

With that being said, there is a sample on the US Copyright Office website: https://www.copyright.gov/512/sample-notice.pdf

Before using any sample legal language, be sure to consult with a knowledgeable attorney about tailoring it to your specific needs.

Good luck!

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