DMCA Agent Service
Need to designate a DMCA agent for a website or app, but prefer not to list your name and contact information publicly? With our DMCA agent service, you can designate us to act in your place.
The DMCA provides Internet-connected platforms such as websites and apps with immunity from copyright infringement claims based on content uploaded by users. Facebook and YouTube use the law to avoid copyright lawsuits, and you can as well.
To gain this protection, you must comply with a number of simple requirements. One is the designation of an agent to receive copyright complaints. This person and their contact information must be listed on your website or app and registered with the Copyright Office.
You can act as the agent for your website or app. Nothing in the law prevents this, but most site owners prefer an alternative. The problem is the agent’s name, physical street address, phone number, email address, and fax number must be listed with the designation. This information appears on your site or app as well as in the easily searched Copyright Office’s online database. At a minimum, you risk receiving a tsunami of spam. In a worst case scenario, you might have people showing up at your home or office. Identity theft is also a never ending threat. Given the risks, most site owners use a service such as ours.
With our service, you receive the following:
- A person who will act as the agent listed on your online properties and in the Copyright Office agent database .
- We will receive and forward to you all copyright complaints filed under the DMCA for your online properties.
Please note that this service does not include evaluating or responding to the copyright complaints. You must handle the complaints yourself using a guide like this one or retain legal counsel in your area.
We charge $60 a year to acts as your DMCA agent – about the cost of two coffees a month. For this fee, we will be listed as the agent with the Copyright Office and in your DMCA Policy. Please note the fee covers up to 25 complaints a month. There is a $10 surcharge for each additional 25 takedown notices received in a calendar month. For example:
- Your site receives 25 complaints in February – no surcharge.
- Your site receives 35 complaints in February – $10 surcharge.
- Your site receives 55 complaints in February – $20 surcharge and so on.
We recommend that any site receiving more than 100 complaints a month develop an internal DMCA compliance process and agent designation.
Have questions? Visit our FAQ page.
Ready to get started? Contact us at (800) 804-7260 or use this form.
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