The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law particularly for the protection of online content copyright. Anyone who believes that his content has been stolen, and his copyright violated can issue a DMCA notice.
To avoid any problem this notice needs to be dealt with promptly and calmly by the recipient of a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice
Even if you believe that the allegations in the notice are not true and nothing was stolen, you must remove the content immediately. After this you should proceed to establish and confirm your ownership of the content.
There are high chances that the issuer of a DMCA to you will also send a notice to your ISP – Internet Service Provider. The ISP then will inform you about the notice and will send you copy of notice with the following information.
- Complainant’s Contact information
- Information about the content or the work which has been alleged by the complainant
- Information about the original works and the ownership claimed by the complainant
It is possible that there is a misunderstanding by the complainant and when you contact him and satisfy him about your ownership he may withdraw the notice. However if the complainant responds negatively and it appears that he will not agree on settlement than you may file a counter-notice.
After your counter notice the complainant can either retract his notice or he can opt the litigation and can file a copyright lawsuit.
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