DMCA Takedown - Part 2

Apr 29, 2019

DMCA

Two weeks ago, we discussed the basics of DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notices. This week, we have compiled a guide of how to submit a takedown notice on Instagram. We'll wrap it up next week with a guide of how to submit a takedown notice on YouTube as well as how you should respond if you are hit with a takedown notice.

Let's get started with a DMCA takedown on Instagram. Instagram has made it simple to notify their agent. Follow this link and respond to the inquiries: https://help.instagram.com/contact/372592039493026?helpref=faq_content

To submit a DMCA takedown notice for a copyright infringement, take the following steps:

1. Click Copyright violation

  • Click Continue with your copyright report

2. Click "I found content which I believe infringes my copyright"

  • Click Continue with my copyright report

3. Click Provide your contact information

  • Click "Me or my organization," "my client," or "someone else."
  • Fill-in the empty fields

4. Click Provide the content you want to report

  • Indicate which type of content you are reporting and provide the link
  • Select from the drop-down menu the reason for reporting this content

5. Click Provide your copyrighted work

  • Select from the drop-down menu the description which best describes your copyrighted work.
  • Provide a URL to an authorized example of your work, describe the work in detail, or attach an authorized example of the work if it isn't located online.

6. Click Confirm declaration statement

  • Read the statement and click Yes to agree

7. Click Send

To submit a DMCA takedown notice for a trademark infringement, take the following steps:

1. Click Trademark violation

  • Click Continue with your trademark report

2. Click "I found content which I believe infringes my trademark'

  • Click Continue with my trademark report

3. Click Provide your contact information

  • Click "Me or my organization," "my client," or "someone else."
  • Fill-in the empty fields

4. Click Provide your trademark information

  • Fill-in the empty fields
  • Provide a URL leading directly to the trademark registration, if possible, or attach a scanned copy or screenshot of your registration on the website or database of the applicable national or community intellectual property office.

5. Click Provide the content you want to report

  • Indicate which type of content you are reporting and provide the link
  • Describe how you believe this content infringes on your trademark

6. Click Confirm declaration statement

  • Read the statement and click Yes to agree

7. Click Send

We'll wrap up our DMCA takedown tutorial next week with a guide of how to submit a takedown notice on YouTube as well as how you should respond if you are hit with a takedown notice.


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