Notice of Claimed Infringement

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A Notice of Claimed Infringement or NOCI is a notice from the owner of a copyrighted material to an online service provider. The notice identifies copyrighted material, alleges unauthorized use, and demands expeditious removal. By complying with the demand, the online service provider is relieved of responsibility for the infringing activity of their users.[1]

Intermediary liability[edit]

The US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998) exempts online intermediaries who host content that infringes copyright, so long as they do not know about it and take actions once the infringing content is brought to their attention.[2] In order to protect their copyright, the owner must notify the online intermediary of the infringing activity, and request that the copyrighted content be removed. The notice is often called a NOCI or a takedown notice.

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  1. ^ Information Residing on Systems or Networks At Direction of Users.: 17 U.S.C. § 512(c).
  2. ^ Edwards, Lilian; Waelde, Charlotte (2005). "Online Intermediaries and Liability for Copyright Infringement" (pdf). Keynote paper at WIPO Workshop on Online Intermediaries and Liability for Copyright, Geneva. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). p. 7. Retrieved November 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)