Examples of Notices of Infringement that we receive

We receive many legally insufficient notices of infringement regarding allegedly infringing material on the Yahoo network. We typically do not take the requested action on notices where they lack the required element(s) of a notice of infringement listed in our Intellectual Property Center. This page is to serve as an educational guide to help you report alleged infringement(s) to us.  

What makes a legally sufficient Copyright / DMCA notice?  Here's an example that we received via our Copyright / DMCA online form, which contains the following required elements:

  • Identification of Copyrighted Material
  • Specificity regarding the alleged infringement (Specific URLs)
  • Contact Information
  • Required Statements
  • Physical or Electronic Signature 

Example Notice #1

URL of allegedly infringing work or material: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22247385@N06/30928565441/in/dateposted/

Description of the work claimed to be infringed: Photo of tattoo model XLCR Moon in a multi-color bikini

This notice is regarding:  User Generated Content ("UGC")

Name: [redacted]
Company: [redacted]
Address: [redacted]
City: [redacted]
State: [redacted]
Zip: [redacted]
Phone: [redacted]
Fax: [redacted]
Email: [redacted]

By checking the following boxes, I state that:

I have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
This notification is accurate; and
UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
I acknowledge that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages.

Typing your full name in this box will act as your electronic signature.: [redacted] 

What makes a legally insufficient Copyright/DMCA notice?  Here's an example that we received via our Copyright / DMCA online form, which lacks the following required elements:

  • Lacks specificity (specific URLs) regarding the allegedly infringing material
  • Reported site is not hosted or otherwise controlled by Yahoo.

Example Notice #2

URL of allegedly infringing work or material: www.armhairladiesunlimited.com
Description of the work claimed to be infringed: Flickr user name [redacted] is tearing us apart as we discover that he; without any ethics or morale, uploads hundreds of model images property of www.armhairladiesunlimited.com (we are working right now in some technical modifications in order to offer a better service to our members). you can identify our material because the images have our site mark at the lower right or left corner of each image; (www.armhairladiesunlimited.com) and warns about copyrights material since 2009. Thank y

This notice is regarding:  User Generated Content ("UGC")

Name: [redacted]
Company:
Address: [redacted]
City: [redacted]
State: [redacted]
Zip: [redacted]
Phone: [redacted]
Fax:
Email: [redacted]

By checking the following boxes, I state that:

I have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
This notification is accurate; and
UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
I acknowledge that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages.

Typing your full name in this box will act as your electronic signature.: [redacted]

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