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What is DMCA and how to request one with WPX?

This article will provide information on the term DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and how you can request it through WPX.

What does DMCA stand for?

DMCA exists for the sole purpose of protecting and helping content owners get their stolen content removed. When it comes to hosting providers, this boils down to where the specific content is currently hosted.

It is important to mention that your content does not need to be copyrighted in order for you to issue a DMCA Claim. You can still file a complaint to the specific hosting provider and wait for them to act.

Can I issue a DMCA Takedown Notice through WPX?

Yes, you can do that by using our DMCA Form which we have on our website. We have simplified the page with explanations on each field, however, we would like to put bullet points on the main things that you need to have in order to successfully fill out the form.

  • Your Contact Information (your address, telephone number, and email address).
  • A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed.
  • A description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site.
  • Tick Box that ensures you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law.
  • Tick Box for the statement made by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

It is significant to remember that each DMCA Claim’s success varies depending on how it is submitted and the details it contains about copyrighted content. The more details and instances you provide, the stronger your assertion will be.

How long does it take to resolve a DMCA Claim?

Usually, a DMCA Takedown Notice will take roughly 48 to 72 hours depending on the hosting provider and the response time of their client.

We would also like to note that the DMCA Claim itself can be prolonged depending on the case and the information that is being forwarded from the client to the complainant and vice versa.

How can I handle a DMCA Takedown Notice Against Me?

Generally, when a DMCA Takedown Notice has been issued, the hosting provider works and serves as a mediator between their client and the third-party complainant.

The procedure with WPX is similar and it comes with forwarding the full report details and contacts information of the complainant to the client and a timeframe in which to respond to the matter.

Keep in mind that WPX is in fact obligated to provide a certain timeframe in which the client needs to respond with proof of ownership or remove the content. It is important to not ignore DMCA emails on purpose.

If you believe that you are the rightful owner of the reported content, then you will need to provide proof of ownership or a license of fair use, so that we can forward the information back to the third-party complainant.

If in fact, the content is copied or stolen, then you will need to remove everything reported in order to resolve the DMCA Claim. Once that is done, no further action will be needed on your end.

It is important to note that here at WPX, we take matters seriously and provide enough time for the customer to engage and communicate with the complainant. Methods that resolve to actually disable a page or an entire site are a last precaution.

Can I issue a Counter DMCA Notice on my behalf?

If you think that the DMCA Takedown Notice was false, then you can take action into your own hands by serving a Counter-Notice to the complainant.

Firstly, we would recommend contacting the owner or the complainant which made the original report. That way you have a chance of solving the issue internally without the use of third-party companies or other hosting providers.

If that does not work and they are not replying, then you can start issuing a Counter-Notice. Keep in mind that you will need to gather information on the owner, the copyrighted material, as well as information of ownership on your end before you proceed with it.

There are companies that offer such services and will help you out with filing a Counter-Notice and are well-known.

Overall, this is the main summary of the DMCA Claim. It is essential to know how to protect your content and of course, how to act when a Takedown Notice is filed against you.

If you have any other questions on the topic, don’t hesitate to contact the WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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