Hacker’s Guide to DMCA Takedown Requests

Are you a developer who needs to handle DMCA takedown requests? It’s not trivial but it’s doable. Most of what you need to know is programmer-friendly. The law is basically a flowchart.

So I created this flowchart for developers to use. It’s big – you’ll need to click through, open it, and expand to see the details.

Reference for startups - what to do about DMCA takedown requests
Reference for startups – what to do about DMCA takedown requests

Warnings: I am not a lawyer, I am a technologist. This is not legal advice. This is my personal attempt, as a technologist, to collate available information and share what I have learned. I have taken care with this, but I am just some dude on the Internet. I’m very happy to make corrections if you see an issue – I already found and fixed one major error.

I’m happy to help explain bits of this or otherwise help out.