On the Internet, your content IS Your presence. Protect your work.
Whether you’re a photographer, an author, a musician or a filmmaker, your work is valuable. Don’t let pirates make your work available for free or your competitors plagiarize your hard work.
We have 20 years of experience filing DMCA takedowns and have helped hundreds of clients protect their work. We’ve dealt with everything from plagiarizing business to massive piracy campaigns.
We offer transparent pricing, a highly effective approach to getting content removed and legendary customer service. We are here to help.
How it Works
Step 1: We Find the Infringement
The first step is to simply find the infringement.
Likely, if you've made it this far you've already found one or more infringements you want to remove. If so, we offer a complimentary service to ensure that those are the only ones of interest. If you don't have any links, we can help search for your work and see if our service is necessary.
We also provide a low-cost monitoring service to track ongoing infringements of your work. Feel free to contact us if you're interested in either.
Step 2: You Give Us Approval
Once we know the URLs we are targeting, we will send a quote to you for the project. That quote is all that you will pay.
Along with that quote will be a short agreement that grants us permission to serve as an agent acting on your behalf for filing the notices. That gives us the authorization to file the notices.
Once we have that authorization, we can then move on to filing the notices.
Step 3: We File the DMCA Notice
Once we have the needed authorization, we begin work on the first round of notices. We typically are able to send those off the same day or the next business day.
The first round of notices goes to whoever is hosting the content. These notices are successful a large percentage of the time and work to completely remove the content, usually within 1-5 days. This is, by far, both our ideal and most common result.
Once the work is removed, the case is marked as closed.
Step 4: We Follow Up as Needed
Though most notices work on the first attempt, sometimes follow-ups are necessary. We typically wait 5-10 days and, if the content has not been removed, take additional steps.
What those steps vary from case to case. Sometimes it is simply resending the original notice, other times we locate additional hosting providers. In cases where complete removal is impossible, we file a notice with the search engines and seek the removal of the content from there.
All follow-ups are free and are included in the price of the original DMCA notice. There is never an additional charge.
Why Choose Us?
In the United States, the law requires hosts to "expeditiously" remove allegedly infringing content. However, the time that it takes varies. It can range from a few minutes all the way to a week or even longer after we send the notice. We have a great deal of experience with a variety of hosts and can often give a better estimate once we know the host we will be working with.
All of that said, the average is between 2-3 days and most cases take less than 5 business days.
No. No one can guarantee removal due to the fact that it is ultimately the responsibility of the host to remove the material. That said, when combined with our follow up process (which is included in the price), we are able to get results in about 99% of all cases.
One of the ways we keep our percentages high is by only targeting clear-cut infringements, reducing the likelihood the notice will be rejected.
Absolutely! In fact, on our sister site, Plagiarism Today, we have a free guide that teaches you the whole process. We also offer both in-person and online training for people who want to learn how to do it themselves.
We believe our value comes from our experience, the ways we protect privacy and the convenience we offer. We don't want anyone to feel forced into using our services and believe that educated customers are the best customers.
If the content is restored after it is removed, we can file another notice. However, that usually means starting the process over as, oftentimes, as the content is moved to either a different URL or a different host. Generally, such "put-backs" are rare and limited to certain types of cases. If they are a concern for you, please contact us and let us see how we can help.
No. The law requires that the notice either be filed by the copyright holder or an agent filing on their behalf. If you are not the copyright holder, you can not request a DMCA Takedown. However, in cases of non-consensual pornography, personal information, harassment and other issues, there may be other ways we can help. Please contact us and we will see what we can do.
Generally, one notice means all of the links on one domain. Theoretically, if you had 50 infringing links on the same domain, we can usually combine them into one notice.
That said, there are two limitations.
First, there are diminishing returns with filing long URL lists. Generally, it's better to file a shorter list, usually 10 URLs and use the list as a representative sample to get ALL of the infringing content removed. This is something the DMCA allows us to do. That said, if all of the content is not removed, the additional URLs would be part of the follow up process (at no extra charge).
Second, some hosts require multiple notices for content spread across multiple accounts. While this is frustrating, we have to file separate notices in those cases and charge a separate fee for each.
Absolutely. We offer a complimentary one-time check of your content to ensure we are targeting all of the known infringements and a low-cost monitoring service that can help look for your work on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and ask!
Sadly, no. While we can use our own email, fax, phone and postal address, the law requires that we identify the copyright holder we represent. That copyright holder can be identified in a number of ways including a pseudonym, a business name and so forth, further protecting privacy.
If privacy is an extreme concern, please contact us and let us see how we can help.