Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Beginning of the End of the Beginning of...

Google's DMCA Policy

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. We accept forms of notice consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.

Regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under local country law or United States law, our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter notification. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act. Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party which may publish and/or annotate it. As such, the content in your notice will be forwarded to Chilling Effects ( for publication (with your personal information removed). You can see an example of such a publication at For products like Google Web Search, a link to your published notice will be displayed in Google's search results in place of the removed content.