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I'm a rights owner, how do I file a DMCA takedown notice?
In order for a DMCA takedown notice to be viable, it must include:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed.
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Mintable (URLs, Descriptions), with enough detail that we may find it on the Mintable.
- your contact information such as an address, telephone number, and email address.
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner
The DMCA requires that you swear to the facts in your copyright complaint under penalty of perjury. It is a federal crime to intentionally lie in a sworn declaration. (See U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1621.) Submitting false information could also result in civil liability.
Filing a DMCA complaint against a creator is a serious allegation that carries real consequences for real people. We ask that you conduct a thorough investigation and consult with an attorney before submitting a takedown to make sure that the use isn’t permissible.
Contact the original creator directly.
Before sending us a takedown notice, reach out to the creator directly to see if the issue can be resolved amicably.