|This guide, originally created by the Fair Use Network, has been edited by New Media Rights, and is provided for users and creators who have received a DMCA section 512 "takedown" notice.|
Here are two sample counternotices to cover two common situations. We stress that these should be considered samples or models only. While a takedown counternotice only needs to comply with a few key points to be legally valid, anyone considering filing a counternotice should understand the legal implications of the DMCA § 512 process and the underlying legal claims.
Counternotice for fair use [512(c) webhost]
Counternotice for non-copyright claims [512(c) webhost]
DMCA § 512(g) Counternotice Generator at Chilling Effects
Browse some actual counternotices at Chilling Effects
Does the notice include more than just DMCA § 512 claims? Review the 'Cease & Desist!' Guide.