DMCA Counter Notice
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.
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 first consider seeking legal advice.
Counter notices must be sent to our designated agent:
Designated Copyright Agent
132 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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 disabling of access;
- 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 (the “Copyright Holder”) or an agent of such person.
You may also use the form below to submit a DMCA counter notice: