Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notification Guidelines

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of claimed copyright infringement that fully comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In addition, we will promptly terminate without notice the accounts of those determined by us to be “repeat infringers”.

Please note that under 17 U.S.C. Section 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing, or that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, may be subject to liability. The Archive may, at its discretion, share a copy of your notification or counter-notification with third parties (this may include sharing the information with the account holder engaged in the allegedly infringing activity or for publication).

Notification of Infringement

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and you believe that any material content hosted on our websites infringes your copyrights, then you may submit a written notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing The Archive's Designated Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit The Archive to locate the material. Providing a link to the broadcaster’s feed and the timestamp of the particular segment of the feed at which you believe there has been an infringement is the best way to help us locate content quickly.
  3. Include a statement that:
  1. Information reasonably sufficient to permit The Archive to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which you may be contacted.
  2. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed (typing your full legal name is sufficient).

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of the DMCA for notifications, we may not act on your communication.


If you elect to send us a counter notification, to be effective it must be a written communication that includes all of the following:

  1. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
  2. Include a statement that:
  3. Your full legal name, email address, physical address, and telephone number.
  4. Your physical or electronic signature (typing your full legal name is sufficient).

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of the DMCA for counter-notifications, we may not act on your communication.