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It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to Google as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, https://www.copyright.gov/) but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.

Regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under local country law or United States law, our response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we may notify the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that he or she can make a counter notification. It is also our policy to document all notices of alleged infringement we receive, including by sending a copy of the notice to one or more third parties or making it available to the public. You can see an example of such a publication at https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/2069.

IMPORTANT: Misrepresentations made in your notice regarding whether material or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees). Courts have found that you must consider copyright defenses, limitations or exceptions before sending a notice. In one case involving online content, a company paid more than $100,000 in costs and attorneys fees after targeting content protected by the U.S. fair use doctrine. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Contact information

Enter your first and last names

Your copyrighted work

For example, "The photos of the golden retriever" or "The text beginning with 'Hello' and ending with 'Goodbye'".
Please enter one item per line

Allegedly infringing material

FOR GOOGLE NEWS, YOU MUST IDENTIFY EACH LISTING THAT DIRECTLY LINKS TO AN ARTICLE THAT ALLEGEDLY CONTAINS INFRINGING MATERIAL. This requires you to specify (a) that you found the article on Google News, (b) the search query that you used, and (c) the URL of each allegedly infringing article.

For example, suppose (hypothetically) that you conducted a search on news.google.com using the query "Google", and found that the third and fourth results directly link to a webpage that you believe infringes upon the copyrighted text that you identified above. In this case, you would provide the following information:
Article is listed in Google News results
Search query: Google
Infringing webpages: http://www.infringingsite.com/story/google-moreinfringingmaterial

If you have many URLs to report, we recommend submitting between 10 to 100 per notice for the fastest possible processing time. You can submit multiple URLs by clicking the "Add additional" link below.
Add additional
Please enter a valid URL. URLs must include http:// and cannot contain spaces. Get help finding a URL.

Sworn statements

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. *
The information in this notification is accurate and I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. *
Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party which may publish and annotate it (with your personal information removed). As such, the content submitted in this form will be forwarded to Lumen (http://www.lumendatabase.org) for publication. You can see an example of such a publication at http://www.lumendatabase.org/dmca512/notice.cgi?NoticeID=861. For products like Google Web Search, a link to your published notice will be displayed in Google's search results in place of the removed content.

Signature

Signed on this date of
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
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 web form in order for your submission to be successful.
Please note that we will not process your complaint if it isn't properly filled out or if the complaint is incomplete. If multiple Google products are affected, please note that you must submit a notice for each affected product. Instructions for filing a DMCA notice for each product can be found at http://support.google.com/legal/answer/1120734 (refer to the sidebar on the left-hand side of the page).

Account Disabling

Many Google Services do not have account holders or subscribers. For Services that do, Google will, in appropriate circumstances, disable the accounts of repeat infringers. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact Google's DMCA agent and provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer.
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