Digital Millennium Copyright ACT (DMCA)

Filing a DMCA notice alleging copyright infringement:
Pursuant to Title II of the DMCA, all claims alleging copyright infringement for material that is believed to be residing on Verizon Digital Media Services’ system or network should be promptly sent in the form of written notice to Verizon Digital Media Services’ Designated Agent:

Designated Agent for DMCA Notices
Verizon Digital Media Services Copyright Department
22000 AOL Way
Dulles, Virginia 20166
Email dmca@verizondigitalmedia.com

NOTE: No other notices or communications should be sent to the Designated Agent, who is appointed solely for the purpose of receiving notices of claims alleging copyright infringement under the DMCA.

Specific requirements for proper notification of claimed infringement are set forth in the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)). Valid notification must be a written communication that includes all of the following elements:

NOTE: There are substantial penalties for false claims (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(f) – providing sanctions for material misrepresentations of copyright infringement).

Filing a DMCA counter-notification:
If a notice of alleged copyright infringement under the DMCA has been wrongly filed against you, you may submit a counter-notification to Verizon Digital Media Services’ Designated Agent. Specific requirements for a proper counter-notification are set forth in the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)). A valid counter-notification must be a written communication that includes all of the following elements:

Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, Verizon Digital Media Services will forward it to the original complainant who submitted the DMCA notice alleging copyright infringement. The original complainant will then have ten (10) days to notify Verizon Digital Media Services that it has filed a lawsuit relating to the allegedly infringing material otherwise Verizon Digital Media Services will restore the removed material or cease disabling access to it.

Repeat Infringer Policy
Pursuant to Section 512 of the DMCA, it is Verizon Digital Media Services’ policy to terminate the account of repeat copyright infringers in appropriate circumstances.