Blogger DMCA Template

by Ankur Jain on October 31, 2008

Many people have contacted me asking for the blogger DMCA template I used in a recent case, so here I am disclosing the full template I used personally for one of my complaints (with my personal details removed).

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Attn: Blogger Legal Support, DMCA Complaints

I own the site <yoursite.com> This is to report that the site owner of <scrapersite.com> – hereinafter referred as ‘offender’- has lifted verbatim almost the entire content of my post/website.
Please find below the DMCA notice against <scrapersite.com>.

Section 1) The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on:

<Mention all YOUR links>

Some examples to prove that the offender has copied content:

<Give some examples like Google’s cache, archive.org’s cache etc >

Below is a quick comparison of my site and offender’s site:

My Site: <yoursite.com>

1) Started in <Date>

2) Page Rank:

3) Alexa Rank:

4) RSS Subscribers:

Offender’s site <scrapersite.com>

1) Started in <Date>

2) Page Rank:

3) Alexa Rank:

4) RSS Subscribers:

Section 2) The blog posts where my copyrighted work is published on is

<Mention all SCRAPER’s links.>

Section 3)

Name:

Address:

Phone No:

Email:

Section 4) I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law

Section 5) 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.

Section 6)

<Put your signature here>

<Name>

<Date>

Fax To: (650) 618-2680, Attn: Blogger Legal Support, DMCA Complaints

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del.icio.us Tags: DMCA,blogger,plagiarism

Update: Other than fax, you can now email the DMCA notice to Google. Use DMCA-agent@google.com Thanks Jonathan Bailey

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Shuchi October 31, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Thank you! I was looking for help with preparing my DMCA notice, this will come in very useful.

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Jonathan Bailey November 4, 2008 at 7:18 AM

Though the above notice should work, it is far more complicated than it has to be. Things such as the Alexa ranking, date started, etc. are not needed on a DMCA notice, even to Google.

I have sample DMCA notices on my site and I’ve used them with Google many times over with great luck.

Also, there is a way you can email a DMCA to Google if needed, it is a bit roundabout but it does work.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2008/07/22/how-to-email-a-dmca-to-google/

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

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ROW November 4, 2008 at 10:47 AM

@Shuchi: Welcome!

@Jonathan:
Though they are not necessary, Alexa and other stats can act as supporting evidence regarding the authority of one’s site.

The Google-email-dmca thing you have mentioned, does it really work?

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Jonathan Bailey November 4, 2008 at 2:16 PM

Yes, it does work, I’ve used it many times. Even though it may provide some support, the DMCA does not require you to back up your claim in any way, just swear to it under the penalty of perjury. I try to streamline the process as much as possible both for my own sake and for the sake of hosts.

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Balaji @ GuideToTech.com June 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Need now and got it….

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