How To Send Dmca Notifications.

How do you send Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notifications to AOL, Bing, Google, Yahoo!, and the other major search engines?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) grants owners of copyrighted material who have published that material on the Internet special protections, enabling copyright owners to have violators’ websites quickly removed from the Web. By sending DMCA notifications to the major search engines (and any remaining web directories that still link to the content in question), you can cause a website to be de-linked, and by sending a notification to the Webmaster’s ISP, you can have the site taken down. Download a PDF version of the DMCA from the Library of Congress website, and check out Lumen’s DMCA’s Safe Harbor for further resources.

Sending DMCA Notifications to AOL

If a copyright violator is listed on any AOL property, you can submit a claim to AOL via email. Follow the steps outlined at AOL Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Sending DMCA Notifications to Google

Google has updated and automated the process of sending DMCA claims. To send a notice of alleged infringement of copyright to Google, you simply need to record the keyword or keyword phrase you used to find the infringing page, the url of the infringing search results, the contact information for the owner of the infringing page, and your url, then send all the information along to Google using the Removing Content From Google tool.

Sending DMCA Notifications to Yahoo!

To send a notice to Yahoo!, you simply need to fill out this simple form, which asks for the URL, a description of the offending content, and a few other pieces of information.

Sending DMCA Notifications to Microsoft Bing

Microsoft Bing requires you to sign in to your Microsoft, Google, or Facebook account to record your DMCA complaint; visit this page to log in on the platform of your choice.

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What can I do about Internet copyright infringement or trademark infringement by another Webmaster? Can plagiarism by another website hurt my rankings?

The following advice pertains to search engines and directories that no longer exist. For the sake of posterity (think of it as a time capsule), we’re keeping this portion of our advice live on the site.

Sending DMCA Notifications to AltaVista

AltaVista is now owned by Overture Services, Inc., which is owned by Yahoo!, but for the time being, you need to send separate notifications to each search engine. To send a notice of alleged infringement of copyright, otherwise known as a DMCA Notification or Complaint, to AltaVista, you simply need to record the keyword or keyword phrase you used to find the infringing page, copy the url of the search results or directory page(s) where the infringing website is listed, the url of the infringing page, the contact information for the owner of the infringing page, and your url, then send all the information along to AltaVista using our Sample AltaVista DMCA Notification Form (23KB Word Document). You may either fax, mail, or email the notification to AltaVista.

Faxing, Mailing, or Emailing the Notification
AltaVista Legal Counsel
Overture
First Floor, New London House
London
WC2B 5QR
United Kingdom
Fax:
Email: legal-support-uk@av.com

Sending DMCA Notifications to Alltheweb

Alltheweb is now owned by Overture Services, Inc., which is owned by Yahoo!, but for the time being, you need to send separate notifications to each search engine. To send a notice of alleged infringement of copyright to Alltheweb, which provides the search results for Alltheweb.com and Lycos.com, you simply need to record the keyword or keyword phrase you used to find the infringing page, copy the url of the search results page(s) where the infringing website is listed, the url of the infringing page, the contact information for the owner of the infringing page, and your url, then send all the information along to Alltheweb using our Sample Alltheweb DMCA Notification Form (23KB Word Document). You may either fax, mail, or email the notification to Alltheweb. Visit Alltheweb’s DMCA page (http://www.alltheweb.com/info/about/dmcapolicy) for detailed instructions on making a claim of infringement.

Faxing, Mailing, or Emailing the Notification
Business & Legal Affairs – Copyright
Overture Services, Inc.
74 North Pasadena Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pasadena, California 91103
Fax: (626) 685-5601
Email: copyright@overture.com (this email address is only for copyright infringement claims – you will not receive a reply if the matter is not a copyright issue)

Sending DMCA Notifications to AskJeeves/Teoma

To send a notice of alleged infringement of copyright to AskJeeves, you simply need to record the keyword or keyword phrase you used to find the infringing page, copy the url of the search results page(s) where the infringing website is listed, the url of the infringing page, the contact information for the owner of the infringing page, and your url, then send all the information along to AskJeeves. AskJeeves provides a Copyright Infringement Form on the AskJeeves corporate site. You may either fax, mail, or email the notification. Visit AskJeeves’s DMCA page for detailed instructions on making a claim of infringement.

Faxing, Mailing, or Emailing the Notification
Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Attention: General Counsel
5858 Horton Street, Suite 350
Emeryville, CA 94608 USA
Fax: (510) 985-7507
Email: CopyrightAgent@askjeeves.com