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What is a DMCA take-down notice?

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A DMCA take-down notice is a demand sent to a website to remove certain content. This demand is made by the owner or copyright holder of the content. A copyright is not required to demand content removal.

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DMCA stands for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA is part of United States copyright law and was enacted on October 28, 1998. A DMCA take-down notice must contain several elements: identification of content that is in violation, signature of the owner or agent, the owner's contact information, confirmation that content use was unauthorized and a statement acknowledging accuracy of the DMCA take-down notice.

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