Respect Copyrights & Your Audience
As with anything you post on Twitter, it’s important to respect copyrights as well as the sensitivities of your audience. Be sure you have the rights to any content you post (including media within your video content – such as music, still images or other video clips). If any of the media content in your account could be considered disturbing, sexual, violent or otherwise surprising or upsetting to viewers, you should consider marking your account as containing sensitive content.
Marking an account as sensitive will allow viewers to be alerted with a warning message before seeing that content in their timelines.
For more information please read Twitter’s policies on these subjects:
Receipt of DMCA Notification Regarding Your Video Content
If you receive a DMCA notification, that means that the content described in the notification has been removed, or access to the material has been restricted, in response to a DMCA notification sent to Twitter.
If you believe that the material mentioned in the DMCA notice was misidentified or removed in error, then you may want to seek a retraction or follow the counter-notice instructions below.
NOTE: Do NOT re-post material on your own, outside of this counter-notification process, as this may result in permanent account suspension. If you think that your material was removed in error, you may either contact the notifying party to request that they send a retraction of their complaint (you will have received a copy of the complaint at the time of takedown) or you may file a DMCA counter-notice.
DMCA Retraction Instructions
If another party mistakenly removed your material, the fastest route to resolving this may be to request a retraction of the complaint from the notifying party. If your material has been taken down pursuant to a DMCA notice sent to Twitter, you will have been emailed a copy of that DMCA notice at the email address associated with your account. You may contact the notifying party directly to request that they send a retraction of the complaint directly to Twitter. This may speed the restoration of your content relative to submitting a DMCA Counter-notice.
To submit a counter-notice, you will need to provide us with the following information (be sure to include the section numbers):n
- A physical or electronic signature (typing your full name will suffice); Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled (the description from the DMCA notice will suffice);
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Twitter may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
To submit your counter-notice, please respond to our original email notification of the removal and include the required information in the body of your reply as we discard all attachments for security reasons.
After Your Counter-notice Submission
Once we receive a valid counter-notice, we will forward a copy to the person who filed the original DMCA notice. If we do not receive notice within 10 business days that the party that submitted the original DMCA notice is seeking a court order to prevent further alleged infringement of the material at issue, we may replace or cease disabling access to the material that was removed.
Twitter Responds to valid Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notices. You may submit DMCA takedown notices if you believe that your copyright protected works are being posted to Twitter or Vine without your authorization.
Prior To Submitting a DMCA Notice…
Are You the Copyright Owner or Authorized Representative?
Only the copyright owner or an authorized representative of the copyright owner may submit a valid DMCA takedown notice.
Have You Considered Fair Use?
Before submitting a DMCA takedown notice, you should also consider whether the use of the material is protected by fair use. To learn a little bit about fair use, please refer to these links: n
The DMCA Process is Serious Business.
Please be aware that submitting a DMCA takedown notice means that you are starting a legal proceeding. Under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), you may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or our users if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing.
Where to Submit Your DMCA Notice
Please fill out this form: https://support.twitter.com/forms/dmca
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following information (be sure to include the section numbers):n
- A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; please identify the original work by providing a link or other evidence or description;
- A detailed description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on our service;
- Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.