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How to Send a Copyright Infringement Notice

Posted by Christie Zervos

updated over a week ago

A step-by-step guide on how to send a copyright infringement notice. In six steps, learn how to get the correct Google takedown request form.

Sending Copyright Infringement Notices to Google-Owned Sites and Blogs

You’re searching on the internet for illegal sharing of your test material, and bingo! You find four blogs, each sharing a demo containing your exact test questions, all linking to the same braindump selling your test. You can easily go to the braindump’s website to find the contact email and write a DMCA takedown notification to the owner of the site and get your content removed immediately. But how do you contact the owner of the blog whose posts are waving your test questions around like a neon flag? Most likely, there is no contact information for the blogger. Immediate clean-up is imperative to prevent other blogs and websites from syphoning and selling the post of your test questions. If that blog is hosted on Blogspot or Blogger, you’ll need to contact Google to get the content removed.

Cleaning up a blogger’s mess may seem like a daunting task since there are so many choices to select on Google to get to the correct takedown request form. How do you know you’re making the correct selections and filling out the appropriate form?  Here’s how to send a copyright infringement notice:

How to Send a Copyright Infringement Notice to Google

Navigate to . Then make the following selections to get you to the correct form:

1) Select "Blogger/Blogspot." 

Select “Blogger/Blogspot.”

2) Select “Intellectual property issue: report copyright infringement, circumvention, etc.”

Select “Intellectual property issue...”

3) Select “Copyright infringement: my copyrighted work is being used illegally without authorization.”

3) Select “Copyright infringement...”

4) Select “Yes, I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.”

Select “Yes, I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.”

5) Select “Other.”

Select “Other.”

6) Click on “Create request.”

Click on “Create request.”

7) Once you have the form open, fill out all questions.

We find that Google generally responds to the copyright infringement notice within two weeks and removes the specified page from the blog. As a rule, don’t consider the matter solved. Although the content has been removed, continue monitoring to make sure the infringed content doesn’t return.

Cleaning up the mess left behind by bloggers stealing your intellectual property can be done quickly and easily. To protect your exams from costly exposure though, don’t wait for a minor spill to turn into a major flood. Act quickly.

Christie Zervos

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