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DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

December 30, 2012

 

Sender Information:
Menart
Sent by: [Private]
Institut hrvatske glazbe
HR

Recipient Information:
[Private]
Google, Inc.
Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA


Sent via: online form
Re: Websearch Infringement Notification via Online Form Complaint

Google DMCA Form: Infringement Notification for Web Search

Contact Information
Name: [redacted]
Company Name: Institut hrvatske glazbe
Copyright holder: Menart
Country/Region: HR

YOUR COPYRIGHTED WORK

Copyright claim #0:
  Digital Audio Files
Artist: Dubioza Kolektiv
Original work URL(s):
  http://www.amazon.com/5-do-12/dp/B004PU8KQC
  http://www.last.fm/music/Dubioza+Kolektiv/5+do+12

Allegedly infringing URLs:
  0.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Marijuana
  1.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv---USA
  2.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv/2
  3.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-kolektiv-Balkan-funk-(Solo-brother-version)
  4.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-kolektiv-Kokuz
  5.   http://mp3juices.com/search/kokuz-dubioza-kolektiv
  6.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Walter
  7.   http://mp3juices.com/search/dubioza-kolektiv-firma
  8.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-kolektiv-Um
  9.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-2011
  10.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-U.S.A.-(2011)
  11.   http://mp3juices.com/search/usa-dubioza-kolektiv
  12.   http://mp3juices.com/search/kolektiv/1
  13.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-kolektiv-Balkan-Funk
  14.   http://mp3juices.com/search/dubioza-kolektiv-5-do-12
  15.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Doma%C4%87ica
  16.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv---Balkan-Funk-(Dubioza-Kolektiv---5-Do-12,-2010)
  17.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv---Kokuz-(Dubioza-Kolektiv---5-Do-12,-2010)
  18.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Wake-Up
  19.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Recesija
  20.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza%20Kolektiv%20Balkan%20Funk
  21.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-kolektiv-stav
  22.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-kolektiv---Um-klade-valja
  23.   http://mp3juices.com/search/dubioza-kokuz
  24.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Vidi
  25.   http://mp3juices.com/search/dubioza-kolektiv-blam
  26.   http://mp3juices.com/search/dubioza-kolektiv-vidi-vidi
  27.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Euro-Song-2011
  28.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Suti-I-Trpi
  29.   http://mp3juices.com/search/dubioza-kolektiv-firma-ilegal
  30.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Oni-Dolaze
  31.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Recesija
  32.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Blam-blam-dubioza-kolektiv
  33.   http://mp3juices.com/search/balkan-funk/1
  34.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Vidi,-vidi,-vidi
  35.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Vlast-I-Policija
  36.   http://mp3juices.com/search/dubioza-kolektiv-niko-nije-kriv
  37.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-blam-blam
  38.   http://mp3juices.com/search/balkan-funk
  39.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Svi-U-Strajk
  40.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Niko-Nije-Kriv-Dubioza-Kolektiv
  41.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Njihovi-i-na%C5%A1i
  42.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv-Vidi-Vidi-Vidi
  43.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Ilegal/3
  44.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Walter
  45.   http://mp3juices.com/search/Dubioza-Kolektiv---Firma-Ilegal
  46.   http://www.4shared.com/mp3/7dnZDav5/Dubioza%20Kolektiv%20Kokuz.htm
  47.   http://www.mp3raid.com/music/dubioza_kolektiv_dosta.html
  48.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/DUBIOZA_KOLEKTIV_Firma_Ilegal_1s.html
  49.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Marijuana_1s.html
  50.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Blam__1s.html
  51.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Balkan_Funk__DJ_putz__mix_1s.html
  52.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Walter__1s.html
  53.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Marijuana__1s.html
  54.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Blam_1s.html
  55.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Kokuz__1s.html
  56.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv__Kokuz_1s.html
  57.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Balkan_Funk_5s.html
  58.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Bosnafaria_1s.html
  59.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Niko_nije_kriv__1s.html
  60.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Walter_1s.html
  61.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_U.S.A._1s.html
  62.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Kokuz_2s.html
  63.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Suti_I_Trpi_1s.html
  64.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Recesija_1s.html
  65.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Suti_i_Trpi_1s.html
  66.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_USA__1s.html
  67.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Marijuana_5s.html
  68.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Come_And_Play_1s.html
  69.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Marijuana_4s.html
  70.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Recesija_3s.html
  71.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Wake_Up_1s.html
  72.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Blam_3s.html
  73.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Making_Money_1s.html
  74.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Euro_Song_1s.html
  75.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Balkan_Funk_3s.html
  76.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Balkan_Funk_8s.html
  77.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Recesija_4s.html
  78.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_U.S.A.__2011__1s.html
  79.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Um_klade_valja_(Dubioza_Kolektiv_-_5_Do_12,_2010)_1s.html
  80.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Balkan_Funk_1s.html
  81.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Kokuz_(Dubioza_Kolektiv_-_5_Do_12,_2010)_1s.html
  82.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Marijuana_1s.html
  83.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Vlast_I_Policija_2s.html
  84.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Vidi,_Vidi,_Vidi_1s.html
  85.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Vidi,Vidi,_Vidi_(Dubioza_Kolektiv-_5_Do_12,_2010)_2s.html
  86.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Niko_nije_kriv__5s.html
  87.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Recesija_(Dubioza_Kolektiv_-_5_Do_12,_2010)_4s.html
  88.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Walter_(Dubioza_Kolektiv_-_5_Do_12,_2010)_2s.html
  89.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Kokuz_(Dubioza_Kolektiv_-_5_Do_12,_2010)_6s.html
  90.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_U.S.A._1s.html?next=0
  91.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Kokuz__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__1s.html
  92.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Marijuana_6s.html
  93.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/D?447562696p7m61206n6p6k656n746976805553412080343931348032333537343834378032613766353063393365306680333m3433805871323080
  94.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Bosnafaria_5s.html
  95.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Bosnafaria_6s.html
  96.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Recesija_7s.html
  97.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv__Kokuz_5s.html
  98.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Balkan_Funk_4s.html
  99.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Bosnafaria_3s.html
  100.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Suti_i_Trpi_2s.html
  101.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Kokuz__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__6s.html
  102.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Kokuz__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__3s.html
  103.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Um_klade_valja__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__2s.html
  104.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Come_And_Play_6s.html
  105.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv__Kokuz_7s.html
  106.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv__Kokuz_4s.html
  107.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Um_klade_valja__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__4s.html
  108.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Recesija__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__3s.html
  109.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Niko_nije_kriv__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__1s.html
  110.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Balkan_Funk__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__2s.html
  111.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Cannot_Forgive_2s.html
  112.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv__Kokuz__1s.html
  113.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Triple_Head_Monster_2s.html
  114.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Oni_Dolaze_1s.html
  115.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Bosnian_Rastafaria_2s.html
  116.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_11s.html
  117.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Zrak_4s.html
  118.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_7s.html
  119.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_12s.html
  120.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Firma_Ilegal_12s.html
  121.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Bosnafaria_2s.html
  122.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_20s.html
  123.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_2s.html
  124.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_1s.html
  125.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_4s.html
  126.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_21s.html
  127.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_18s.html
  128.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_15s.html
  129.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_6s.html
  130.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_22s.html
  131.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Balkan_Funk_13s.html
  132.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Marijuana_3s.html
  133.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Recesija_1s.html?next=1
  134.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Bosnian_Rastafaria_2s.html?next=1
  135.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/dubioza_kolektiv_Bosnafaria_3s.html?next=1
  136.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Making_Money_1s.html?next=1
  137.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Firma_Ilegal__1s.html?next=1
  138.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Recesija_7s.html?next=1
  139.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_U.S.A._1s.html?next=2
  140.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Balkan_Funk_7s.html
  141.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Oni_Dolaze_1s.html?next=1
  142.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Kokuz__Dubioza_Kolektiv___5_Do_12__2010__2s.html
  143.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Euro_Song_1s.html?next=1
  144.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Blam__1s.html?next=1
  145.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_U.S.A.__2011__1s.html?next=1
  146.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/_Kokuz_1s.html
  147.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Kokuz_6s.html
  148.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Njihovi_i_na%C4%B9%C4%84i_(Dubioza_Kolektiv_-_5_Do_12,_2010)_1s.html
  149.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Doma__ica_1s.html
  150.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Svi_U_Strajk_1s.html
  151.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Oni_Dolaze_2s.html
  152.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_kolektiv_Njihovi_i_na__i_1s.html
  153.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Zrak_2s.html
  154.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Njihovi_i_na__i__Dubioza_Kolektiv__5_Do_12__2010__2s.html
  155.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Um_Klade_Valja_1s.html
  156.   http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/oni_dolaze_3s.html
  157.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/vlast_i_policija_3s.html
  158.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Niko_nije_kriv__4s.html
  159.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Doma%C4%87ica_(Dubioza_Kolektiv_-_5_Do_12,_2010)_1s.html
  160.   http://mrtzcmp3.net/Niko_nije_kriv_(Dubioza_Kolektiv_-_5_Do_12,_2010)_1s.html
  161.   http://www.mrtzcmp3.net/Dubioza_Kolektiv_Firma_Ilegal__1s.html
  162.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-domacica.html
  163.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-recesija-mp3-download.html
  164.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-sad.html
  165.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-kokuz.html
  166.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-kukoz.html
  167.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv.html
  168.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-stav.html
  169.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-firma-ilegal.html
  170.   http://abmp3.com/download/3010280-prisoner.html
  171.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-kolektiv-kokuz.html
  172.   http://abmp3.com/download/3010285-bosnafaria.html
  173.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/recesija-dubioza-kolektiv.html
  174.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-eurosong.html
  175.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-the-identity.html
  176.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-blam.html
  177.   http://abmp3.com/download/10746525-dubioza-kolektiv-marijuana.html
  178.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-kriza.html
  179.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-move-ya.html
  180.   http://abmp3.com/download/2644995-receive.html
  181.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-whistleblower.html
  182.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-usa.html
  183.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/artist/dubioza-kolektiv-kokuz.html
  184.   http://abmp3.com/download/3010286-wasted-time.html
  185.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-walter.html
  186.   http://abmp3.com/download/10877733-dubioza-kolektiv-recesija.html
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  190.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-wild-east.html
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  216.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-america.html
  217.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-damacica.html
  218.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-burnin.html
  219.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-recesia.html
  220.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-blem.html
  221.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-triple-head-monster.html
  222.   http://abmp3.com/download/2897035-tripple-head-monster.html
  223.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-burek.html
  224.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-sta.html
  225.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/domacica-dubioza-kolektiv.html
  226.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-mp3-song.html
  227.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-eurosng.html
  228.   http://abmp3.com/mp3/dubioza-kolektiv-domaca.html


SWORN STATEMENTS

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.
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The information in this notification is accurate, and I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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SIGNATURE
Signed on this date of:
12/30/2012

 
FAQ: Questions and Answers

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Question: Why does a search engine get DMCA takedown notices for materials in its search listings?

Answer: Many copyright claimants are making complaints under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512(d), a safe-harbor for providers of "information location tools." These safe harbors give providers immunity from liability for users' possible copyright infringement -- if they "expeditiously" remove material when they get complaints. Whether or not the provider would have been liable for infringement by users' materials it links to, the provider can avoid the possibility of a lawsuit for money damages by following the DMCA's takedown procedure when it gets a complaint. The person whose information was removed can file a counter-notification if he or she believes the complaint was erroneous.

Question: What does a service provider have to do in order to qualify for safe harbor protection?

Answer: In addition to informing its customers of its policies (discussed above), a service provider must follow the proper notice and takedown procedures (discussed above) and also meet several other requirements in order to qualify for exemption under the safe harbor provisions.

In order to facilitate the notification process in cases of infringement, ISPs which allow users to store information on their networks, such as a web hosting service, must designate an agent that will receive the notices from copyright owners that its network contains material which infringes their intellectual property rights. The service provider must then notify the Copyright Office of the agent's name and address and make that information publicly available on its web site. [512(c)(2)]

Finally, the service provider must not have knowledge that the material or activity is infringing or of the fact that the infringing material exists on its network. [512(c)(1)(A)], [512(d)(1)(A)]. If it does discover such material before being contacted by the copyright owners, it is instructed to remove, or disable access to, the material itself. [512(c)(1)(A)(iii)], [512(d)(1)(C)]. The service provider must not gain any financial benefit that is attributable to the infringing material. [512(c)(1)(B)], [512(d)(2)].


Question: What are the provisions of 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) & 512(d)(3)?

Answer: Section 512(c)(3) sets out the elements for notification under the DMCA. Subsection A (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(A)) states that to be effective a notification must include: 1) a physical/electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed right; 2) identification of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed; 3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed; 4) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party (e.g., the address, telephone number, or email address); 5) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner; and 6) a statement that information in the complaint is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Subsection B (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(B)) states that if the complaining party does not substantially comply with these requirements the notice will not serve as actual notice for the purpose of Section 512.

Section 512(d)(3), which applies to "information location tools" such as search engines and directories, incorporates the above requirements; however, instead of the identification of the allegedly infringing material, the notification must identify the reference or link to the material claimed to be infringing.


Question: Does a service provider have to follow the safe harbor procedures?

Answer: No. An ISP may choose not to follow the DMCA takedown process, and do without the safe harbor. If it would not be liable under pre-DMCA copyright law (for example, because it is not contributorily or vicariously liable, or because there is no underlying copyright infringement), it can still raise those same defenses if it is sued.


Question: How do I file a DMCA counter-notice?

Answer: If you believe your material was removed because of mistake or misidentification, you can file a "counter notification" asking the service provider to put it back up. Chilling Effects offers a form to build your own counter-notice.


For more information on the DMCA Safe Harbors, see the FAQs on DMCA Safe Harbor. For more information on Copyright and defenses to copyright infringement, see Copyright.


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