How to Handle the DMCA Takedown Notice from Google
What action do you take when you see someone duplicate content originally published on your own blog, be it a video, podcast or image?
You simply document a DMCA complaint. Google pays attention to these complaints and handles such with legal actions. I have once published a training resource regarding DMCA, and you can access it here.
Google has a DMCA request page where you can always view the number of DMCA requests processed so far by Google. You can likewise enter your website URL to view the number of DMCA takedown solicitations that have been made against your website and every other thing identified with it.
Despite the fact that Google makes frantic efforts not to commit errors in the course of processing DMCA requests, there can be blunders as these solicitations are processed by people.
So, if you've got an email from Google with the subject, “Notice of DMCA Removal from Google Search”, know that a DMCA request has been made against you asking Google to delist some URLs or content from the search.
When you receive such an email from Google, note that there may be some mistakes as requests are completely processed by humans and you should know the right step to take in such a circumstance.
Have you received a DMCA takedown notice from Google? If you’ve received one, did you examine the issue properly in case there could be some mix-ups somewhere?
Literally, Google processes requests for certain URLs, content or domains to be delisted from the search due to copyright infringement, but you are permitted under the law to document a counter-notice.