Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a United States copyright law which criminalizes any production or dissemination of technology, services and devices.
Recently, Google has been spotted removing websites which have been filed under the DMCA as seen below.
“In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.”
To file a notice of infringement to Google, a written communication either by fax or regular post mail is required. The fax or mail should contain valid reasons for the criteria’s listed by Google. The criteria’s in brief include:
- Sufficient details that the copyright was infringed upon
- Identify that the material you claim is infringing the work as listed in the first point
- Your detailed contact information
- If possible, provide information about the owner or administrator who has allegedly infringed the content
- Include the statement: “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.”
- Include statement, “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
- Sign the paper
- Send the details by post or fax to:
Attn: Google Legal Support, DMCA Complaints
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 963-3255, Attn: Google Legal Support, DMCA Complaints
For more complete details regarding Google DMCA, please visit this link.