Fork This DMCA Takedown

Over the past few months, I’ve had to help several clients file DMCA takedown notices. Yeah, I think the DMCA stinks. But it’s also the most expedient option for squashing content scrapers and self-titled “curators” who don’t spend a lot of time worrying about things like attribution.

Anyhow, because of this, I keep finding myself in need of a well-crafted — but still fairly generic — DMCA takedown notice template. Which normally means I have to do a quick Google search for one. And then I have to spend a bunch of time doing boring, time-consuming find & replace work.

So the last time this came up, I swiped a publicly available example notice and made some edits. And, naturally, I turned it into a Gist so folks could fork it and use it for themselves.

Hope someone out there finds it useful!


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3 responses to “Fork This DMCA Takedown”

  1. Lucas Gonze Avatar

    That’s a neat project, Jason.

    I forked it and made some tweaks – see comments on the gist:

    https://gist.github.com/lucasgonze/4999500

  2. Tom Coburn Avatar

    so this twenty thirteen uses this commenting system too? I would use this for sure, Jetpack comments are rather confusing to configure in a theme

    1. Jason Cosper Avatar

      Actually, I am using the commenting system built into the Social plugin.