Sample DMCA Copyright Violation Notice (Takedown Notice)

To: University of Virginia
Re: Unauthorized Use of Lionsgate Property -- HUNGER GAMES, THE

Notice ID: 2225xxx2736
Notice Date: 06-22-2012
Email: [email protected]

Lions Gate Films, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies (collectively "Lionsgate") are the exclusive owners of copyrights or distribution rights in motion pictures, including "HUNGER GAMES, THE" ("Lionsgate Property").

You are receiving this notice because an IP address associated with an Internet account assigned to University of Virginia, was identified as having been recently used illegally to make and/or distribute copies of Lionsgate Property identified at the bottom of this letter. Such content theft is a serious offense that carries the risk of substantial monetary damages and, in some cases, criminal prosecution. Although various legal and equitable remedies may be available to Lionsgate as a result of such infringement, the entire Internet community can benefit when these matters are resolved cooperatively. We ask that you forward this notice to the subscriber who was assigned the applicable Internet connection at the time of the action (as documented below), and to take appropriate steps to deter future infringement, including:

  1. Require the subscriber to remove or delete all unauthorized copies of Lionsgate Property;
  2. Ensure the account is no longer used to copy or distribute Lionsgate Property in the future;
  3. Require the subscriber to confirm the above steps have been taken; and
  4. Take appropriate action against the subscriber under your Abuse Policy/Terms of Service.

The information included at the end of this notice specifies details of the infringement, including location, and can help you and the subscriber prevent serious legal and other consequences of content theft.

Lionsgate believes that subscribers have a right to know when their Internet accounts are being used for content theft, or if they are otherwise unwittingly downloading or distributing files that are subject to copyright protection, because that illegal activity could expose them to legal liability and other consequences under the Terms of Service (TOS), Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) or other policies of their ISP. Online content theft can also expose a family's home network and the computers connected to it to dangerous viruses, spyware and identity theft. Peer to Peer (P2P) applications are particularly risky because they can make accessible to other P2P users all of the information on a consumer's computer, including a consumer's bank and credit card account numbers, tax returns, or sensitive health information. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a consumer alert on the risks of P2P file sharing: The FTC website also provides consumer protection information on computer security, including securing wireless networks:

We appreciate your efforts to reduce copyright infringement on your networks. Please send us a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter. Please reference the above noted Notice ID 2225xxxxxx6 in all correspondence, which should be directed to:

Email: [email protected]

The undersigned has a good faith belief that use of Lionsgate Property in the manner described herein is not authorized by Lionsgate, its agents or the law. We hereby state that the information in this notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of Lionsgate with respect to this matter.

Please be advised that this letter is not and is not intended to be a complete statement of the facts or law as they may pertain to this matter or of Lionsgate's positions, rights or remedies, legal or equitable, all of which are expressly reserved.


Thomas Sehested
CEO, DtecNet Inc.

Phone: 888-720-5888; Fax: 650-560-6385
[email protected]
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Evidentiary Information on Infringement:

  • Notice ID: 222xxxxxx36
  • Protocol: BitTorrent
  • IP Address:
  • DNS:
  • Port ID: 55137
  • File Name: [ ] - The Hunger Games 2012 CAM XViD-WBZ
  • File Size: 715803318
  • Timestamp: 2012-06-21T18:46:44.20Z GMT
  • Last Seen Date: 2012-06-21T18:46:44.20Z GMT

If you have some issues please reply to [email protected], reply to [email protected] will be ignored.

END of Sample DMCA Take-Down Notice