The following document is a sample Host Removal Request letter. it is one of the first lines of defence to get artworks removed from sites by directly asking the host of a site to abide by DMCA laws.

It was downloaded from Plagiarism Today (http://www.plagiarismtoday.com)

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To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to you to avail myself of my rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This letter is a Notice of Infringement as authorized in § 512(c) of the U.S. Copyright Law. I wish to report an instance of what I feel in good faith is an instance or Copyright Infringement. The infringing material appears on the Service for which you are the designated agent.

You are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office as the Designated Service Provider Agent to receive notifications of alleged Copyright infringement with respect to users of the Service for which you are the Designated Agent.

1. The material which I contend belongs to me, and appears illegally on the Service is the following:

<<TITLES OF WORK>>

2. The material appears at the website addresses:

<<ADDRESS OF INFRINGING WORK>>

3. The material appears on my Web site at these addresses:

<<ADDRESS OF ORIGINAL WORK>>

4. My contact information is as follows:

<<NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL>>

5. I have a good faith belief that the use of the material that appears on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by operation of law.

6. The information in this notice is accurate, and I am either the copyright owner or I am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

I declare under the perjury laws of the United States of America that this notification is true and correct.

Signed: <<YOUR NAME>>

Instructions

Title of Work

Simply add the official name of the piece. If it’s registered anywhere that would be the name, otherwise the name of the piece as shown in any publicised places.

Address of Infringing Work

Place here a link to the offending site page. The URL can be copy/pasted from the browser address bar and added. Make sure you remove the linking ability if you only want to show the URL. Some word packages actually auto add URL links.

Address of Original Work

Here you will need to place the link to an authorised version of your image. It would be fair to say that Facebook and social media would not count to give authority to an image. Instead link to your website, or a portfolio site with some reputation like Behance.

Name, Address, Phone Number and Email

At this location you will simply need to add all the necessary details to where anyone can contact you. For ease, it is advised to add a email address, simply as it’s faster to contact.

Your Name

Place here your official registered name, or name that you are using to work under as an artist.
 
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