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MacDonald White Paper Followup: Finally! The Full Dope on Counter Notification, Post 13 of 20

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on October 4, 2013

NOTE: Do not delete ANYTHING from your You Tube administrator before you file your counter notification. 

For anyone who runs into this situation with You Tube, I thought documenting my journey in the procedure might be helpful. Besides, several have asked how it is going and if I am back to good standing with You Tube (not yet).  FINALLY, maybe because I am slow, the following is the full dope on the procedure:

Counter Notification Requirements

If you are planning to submit a free-form copyright counter notification, it must include the following specific elements.

Please note: We are unable to take action on incomplete counter notifications.

1. Your contact information

You’ll need to provide the following information that will allow us to contact you regarding your request:

  1. Full legal name
  2. Email address
  3. Physical address
  4. Telephone number

2. Identification of the specific URL(s)

Please include the URL(s) of the exact video(s) or we will be unable to reinstate them. The URL should be in the following format: Your counter notification must include specific links to the material that has been removed or disabled. General information about the video, such as a channel URL or username, is not adequate.

3. You must agree to and include the following statement:

“I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which my address is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, the judicial district in which YouTube is located, and will accept service of process from the claimant.”

4. And the following statement:

“I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”

5. Your signature

Complete counter notifications require your physical or electronic signature, or the signature of a representative authorized to act on your behalf, such as an attorney. To satisfy this requirement, you may type your full legal name to act as your signature at the bottom of your request.
You may submit these requests via email, postal mail, or fax, being sure to include the requirements above.

Copyright Contact Information

If you prefer to contact us via email, postal mail, or fax, here is information about how to do so:

  • Email:
  • Fax: +1 650 872 8513
  • Address
    1. DMCA Complaints
    2. YouTube, Inc.
    3. 901 Cherry Ave.
    4. Second Floor
    5. San Bruno, CA 94066
    6. USA
  • Phone: +1 650 214 6064

Please keep in mind, we can process claims submitted within the body of an email more quickly than those submitted as PDFs.

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