What is a DMCA Takedown

By: Dmca  09-12-2011
Keywords: Digital Millennium Copyright


  1. when copyright infringing content is removed or "taken down" from a website by the website owner upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice from their ISP / Hosting company. This notice is generated by the, or on behalf of, the illegally published content owner, distributor, publisher etc.

  2. when copyright infringing content is removed or "taken down" from a website by the website owner upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice from the, or on behalf of, the content owner,distributor, publisher etc.

  3. when copyright infringing content is removed or "taken down" from a website by the by the ISP or Hosting company of the website that is publishing the infringing content. This occurs because the website owner has not voluntarily complied with a DMCA Notice and the ISP or Hosting company must comply with the Takedown notice.

  4. when an infringing website is taken down or "offline" by it's ISP or Hosting company. This occurs because the website owner does not voluntarily comply with a Takedown notice as described above.


These Takedown actions occur upon receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice which uses stipulations laid out in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (DMCA). This Act directly addresses the take down of copyright infringed content from a website which is publishing content in violation of copyright protection act or content being used without permission, or not in accordance to the sworn statement of the content owner.

Keywords: Digital Millennium Copyright

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