Sample DMCA "Take Down" Notices

Sample 1:

From: <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 13:42:15 -0800
To: <>
Subject: DMCA Notification Notice ID: 14-########
Re:  Unauthorized Use of NBC Universal Properties
Notice ID: 14-########
31 Jan 2008 21:39:45 GMT

Dear Sir or Madam:

Please be advised that NBC Universal and/or its subsidiary and affiliated companies (collectively, NBC Universal) are the owners of exclusive rights protected under copyright law and other intellectual property rights in many motion pictures and television programs, including the title(s) listed below (the NBC Universal Properties). NBC Universal diligently enforces its rights in its motion pictures.

It has come to our attention that University of Hartford is the service provider for the IP address listed below, from which unauthorized copying and distribution (downloading, uploading, file serving, file "swapping" or other similar activities) of the NBC Universal Property or Properties listed below, or portion(s) thereof, is taking place.  We believe that the Internet access of the user engaging in this infringement is provided by University of Hartford or a downstream service provider who purchases this connectivity from University of Hartford.

This unauthorized copying and distribution constitutes copyright infringement under Section 106 of the U.S. Copyright Act.  Depending upon the type of service University of Hartford is providing to this IP address, it may have legal and/or equitable liability if it does not expeditiously remove or disable access to the motion picture(s) listed below, or if it fails to implement a policy that provides for termination of subscribers who are repeat infringers (see 17 U.S.C. 512).

Despite the above, NBC Universal believes that the entire Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved cooperatively. We urge you to take immediate action to stop this infringing activity and inform us of the results of your actions. We appreciate your efforts toward this common goal.

The undersigned has a good faith belief that use of the NBC Universal Property or Properties in the manner described herein is not authorized by NBC Universal, its agent or the law.  The information contained in this notification is accurate.  Under penalty of perjury, the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of NBC Universal with respect to this matter.

Please be advised that this letter is not intended to be a complete statement of the facts or law as they may pertain to this matter or of NBC Universal's positions, rights or remedies, legal or equitable, all of which are specifically reserved.

Please send us a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter, making sure to reference the Notice ID number above in your response.

Very truly yours,

Mark Ishikawa
c/o NBC Universal Anti-Piracy Technical Operations
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

tel.  (818) 777-4876
fax  (818) 866-2155

For any correspondence regarding this case, please send your emails to and refer to Notice ID: 14-########.  If you need immediate assistance or if you have general questions please call the number listed above.
Title:  Children of Men
Infringement Source:  BitTorrent
Initial Infringement Timestamp:  30 Jan 2008 19:27:53 GMT
Recent Infringement Timestamp: 31 Jan 2008 18:08:06 GMT
Infringing Filename:  Children Of Men 2006.avi
Infringing File size:  735698944
Infringers IP Address:  137.49.###.###
Infringers DNS Name:
Infringing URL:


Sample 2:

From: CopyrightInfringement []
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:14 PM
To: George Brophy
Subject: Case ID ######### - Notice of Claimed Infringement

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

University of Hartford
Information Techology Services
CC125, 200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT  06117  US

RE: Unauthorized Distribution of the Copyrighted Television Program Entitled
The Wire

Dear George M. Brophy:

We are writing this letter on behalf of Home Box Office, Inc. ("HBO").

We have received information leading us to believe that an individual has utilized the below-referenced IP address at the noted date and time to offer downloads of copyrighted television program(s) through a "peer-to-peer" service, including such title(s) as:

The Wire

The distribution of unauthorized copies of copyrighted television programs constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 106(3).

Since you own this IP address (137.49.###.###), we request that you immediately do the following:

1) Disable access to the individual who has engaged in the conduct described above; and/or
2) Take other appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms of Service Agreement.

On behalf of HBO, owner of the exclusive rights to the copyrighted material at issue in this notice, we hereby state, that we have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by HBO, its respective agents, or the law.

Also, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of New York and under the laws of the United States, that the information in this notification is accurate and that we are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive rights being infringed as set forth in this notification.

Please direct any end user queries to the following address:

Steve Rosenthal
Legal Department
Home Box Office, Inc.
1100 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
212.512.1780 - phone
212.512.5854 - fax - email

Kindly include the Case ID #########, also noted above, in the subject line of all future correspondence regarding this matter.

We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response is requested.


A Kempe
Enforcement Coordinator
SafeNet, Inc.



Infringing Work: The Wire
First Found: 22 Jan 2008 05:24:52 EST (GMT -0500)
Last Found: 22 Jan 2008 05:24:52 EST (GMT -0500)
IP Address: 137.49.###.###
IP Port: 38156
Protocol: BitTorrent
InfoHash: 44208FF344F5C45A166AAFE1197E29442BE876E1