For details on the information required by law for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3).
To file a notice of infringement with either the website owner or the ISP, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below. You will be liable for damages (including damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that the website or a web page is infringing your copyright. If you are not certain whether certain material of yours are protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
Please send DMCA notifications of claimed copyright infringement to firstname.lastname@example.org
To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):
1. Identify in detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in #1 above. You must include the URL(s) (i/e/ the locations of the page or pages that contain the alleged infringing material. You must also include a description of the specific content which you claim is infringing on your copyright.
3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit the website owner to contact you. At a minimum an email address and a phone number are required.
4. Include the following 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. I also affirm that as the copyright owner, I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by me, my agent, or the law.”
5. The signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner must be included. You may send your notice via email provided such notice includes a proper electronic signature. The signature or electronic signature must be that of the copyright owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright that has allegedly been infringed.