If you have received a Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) Infringement Notice and believe it was submitted in error, you may submit a counter-notice. Counter-notices must be submitted by the WordPress.com user who uploaded the material or an agent authorized to act on their behalf.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability. Thus, if you are not sure that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification, you should consider first contacting an attorney.
After you submit a complete counter-notice, we’ll forward a copy of it to the individual who submitted the DMCA notice. If he/she doesn’t take further action within 10 business days, we’ll replace or cease disabling access to the removed material. Notices that are successfully countered are not counted against a user or site with regards to our repeat infringer policy.
Counter-notices must be sent to our designated agent:
132 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco CA 94107
Attn: General Counsel
Phone: (877) 273-8550
Fax: (415) 840-0710
And must include the following:
- Your name, address, phone number and physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the allegedly infringing content and its location before removal or access to it was disabled;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you believe in good faith that the content was removed by mistake or misidentification; and
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Federal District Court for the judicial district in which you are located (or if you are outside the U.S., for any judicial district in which Automattic may be found), and that you will accept service of process from the person who originally provided us with the Infringement Notice or an agent of such person.
You may also use the form below to submit a DMCA counter-notice: