Copyright Cease and Desist Order, Website

Copyright Cease and Desist Order, Website

Website Copyright Cease and Desist Order

To: _________________________________________________________
Dated: _________________

You are in violation, as you are using a number of works that I own the copyright to. These appear on a site operated by you at <<INFRINGING LINK>>. I have reserved all rights to this work, which was first published on <<Date>> on <<Your Site URL>>.

Your unauthorized use of the work in the link above is unlawful, pursuant to the federal copyright act. Permission was neither asked for nor granted to reproduce my Work, which constitutes infringement of my rights. In terms of the Copyright Statutes, I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC §101, et seq. and you could be held liable for substantial statutory damages as high as $150,000, as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein. Attorney’s fees and costs can also be recovered. Moreover, copyright infringement is a direct violation of International Copyright Law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Your continued infringement entitles me to an injunction, and puts you at risk for associated damages.

I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from my work, and all copies of it, and that you remove any further works you may have stolen and that you desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future.

Accordingly, if you do not comply within 72 hours, I’ll have no other choice but to initiate contact with your site’s ISP or Web Hosting Provider along with each major search engine. Full litigation will follow.

Yours very truly,


cc Lawyer or other related party, if involved

Copyright Cease and Desist Order, Website
Review List

This review list is provided to inform you about this document in question and assist you in its preparation.  This is a standard first notice requesting a cease and desist action.  This can be modified to suit your needs. The information presented hereon should not be construed as direct legal advice. For all matters involving copyright, please consult a qualified attorney.

If the Cease and Desist Copyright notice does not bring the promised results, then you can take further action by sending a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice to the infringer’s web host along with a DMCA notice to the Search Engines:

Host DMCA Notice

Search Engine DMCA Notice

1.    Make multiple copies.  Give one to each related party.  Keep one in the relevant file.

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