Counter notice form

If your content has been removed from a Google product due to a copyright removal request, and you believe there has been an error or you have the right to use the claimed material, you may file an appeal, also known as a counter notice. To do so, please provide the information specified in the web form below. 

Please understand that your contact information will be forwarded to the original complainant, and filing a counter notice may lead the complainant to initiate legal proceedings against you. After we receive your counter notice, we will evaluate it and, if appropriate, forward it to the complainant. After we forward your counter notice, if the complainant does not initiate legal proceedings against you within 10 business days, and the content does not violate any other Google policy, we will restore your content. 

Please note that you can be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that the content was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification. If you are not sure whether certain material is copyright infringing, we suggest that you speak to a lawyer.

Legal removal requests are subject to automated processing. For more information, see the Legal Help Center.


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Your information

Your own name, even if you are making the request on behalf of someone else who you are authorized to represent. If you are representing someone else, you must have the legal authority to act on their behalf.
You may leave this field empty if you are not filing this removal request on behalf of your employer.

Identify the specific content that Google restricted access to or demonetized

Please note: If the content on the page was infringing at the time the original removal request arrived, your counter notice is not legally valid. Do not submit a counter notice if there was illegal content, even if it's now been removed.
Please enter one URL per line (Max 100 lines)
Why are you requesting reinstatement?
Select one of the options below.

Sworn statements

I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which I reside (or the Northern District of California if my address is outside of the United States), and I will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person. *
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the content identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled. *
The information I have provided above is accurate to the best of my ability. *


By typing your full name below, you are providing us with your digital signature, which is as legally binding as your physical signature. Your signature must exactly match the first and last names that you entered at the top of this form in order for your submission to be successful.
Your signature must exactly match the first and last names that you entered at the top of this form
Signed on this date of Tue, 16 Apr 2024
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