DMCA Notice to Search Engine

DMCA Notice to Search Engine

DMCA Notice to Search Engine

Subject: Notice of Copyright Infringement

To Whom It May Concern:

The following information is presented for the purposes of removing web content that infringes on my copyright per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), as authorized in § 512(c) of the U.S. Copyright Law. I appreciate your enforcement of copyright law and the support of my rights in this matter, as the infringing material appears on the Service for which you are the designated agent.

Identification of Copyrighted Work

The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on and it’s related pages.

Identification of Infringed Material

The following paragraphs, placed in quotes, were used as the search queries in <<Search Engine>>. When a match was made to a site other than ours, we evaluated the extent of the copyright infringement. In all cases presented, entire paragraphs and/or pages have been copied. The attached spreadsheet provides examples of the copied text. We have retained but not submitted printed examples of each infringement.

Query# 1

Query # 2

The URLs of the infringing search results are as follows (With query numbers in parentheses):

BadCompany Inc (Query # 1 and Query # 2) (Query # 13 and Query # 14) (Query # 16) (Query# 17) (Query # 18)

My Contact Information:

Phone Number
Email Address

Copyright Infringers Information


Copyright Owners Statement

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

I swear, under the penalty of perjury laws of the United States of America, 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.

Yours very truly,


cc Lawyer or other related party, if involved

DMCA Notice, Search Engine
Review List

DMCA Web Host Notice
Cease and Desist Letter

This review list is provided to inform you about this document in question and assist you in its preparation.  This is a standard Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice to search engine action.  It can also be used to send to the violators web host. This should be modified to suit your unique needs. Make multiple copies.  Give one to each related party.  Keep one in the relevant file.

If this does not bring the promised results, then turn the matter over to your lawyer.  You may be well advised to consult with your lawyer first, especially if you think the ultimate outcome might be litigation. The information presented hereon should not be construed as direct legal advice. For all matters involving copyright, please consult a qualified attorney.

Currently Google requires you to mail or fax your letter, whereas Yahoo and Microsoft (Live Search) both allow you to email your notification.

Send the written communication to the following address:

Google, Inc.
Attn: Google Legal Support, DMCA Complaints
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Fax: (650) 618-2680, Attn: DMCA Complaints
Google DMCA:

For Yahoo! Inc:
Daniel Dougherty
c/o Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
FX: (408) 349-7821
Sent via: Mail
Yahoo Copyright Page:

Windows Live Search (Formerly MSN)

c/o J.K. Weston
One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052
PH: (425) 703-5529
FX: (425) 936-7329
Send via: Email

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The information in this document is designed to provide an outline that you can follow when formulating business or personal plans. It is provided as is, and isn’t necessarily endorsed or approved by Due to the variances of many local, city, county and state laws, we recommend that you seek professional legal counsel before entering into any contract or agreement.

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