Some time back, I wrote a topic on Google AdSense Alternatives. I posted the topic in a forum. The topics were later copied from the forum and they were ranking higher than the original post on Google. So I later decided to file a DMCA complaint for the first time. After filing the complaint, it was successfully accepted by Google and the links were removed. Here is the complaint links on ChillingEffects.org
In this post you’ll learn how to submit DMCA report to Google too.
First visit Google DMCA Page. A legal removal request page will open where you’ll select what you want to do. In this step, since you want to submit a request, select Submit a Legal Request. Different options will come up to select from. The options are:
- Google Plus
- Google Play
- Web Search
- A Google Ad
- Select Google Plus if a google+ account is violating your copyright.
- Select Google Play if a file on Play Store is violating your copyright.
- Select Blogger if a blog hosted on Blogger is violating your copyright.
- Select Web Search if a search that is available on Google is violating your copyright.
- Select A Google Ad if an advert on any Google product is violating your copyright.
In my case, I chose Web Search. In the next page, select I have a legal issue that is not mentioned above.
In the next step, select I have found content that violate my copyright. Then confirm that you are the owner of the content you want to report by selecting Yes, I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on the copyright owners behalf. Then select the type of work that has been stolen. You have to select between Image/Video or Other. In my case, I chose Other.
You get something like the screenshot below where you’ll click on the link this form and it will lead you here
After landing on DMCA Notice Page, you’ll have to fill the form appropriately with all the details needed. After that, you will get an email confirming that your request has been received and will be attended to over the next few days because of many requests that are being submitted every day. You just have to wait for sometime and you will get another email telling you that the links you have submitted for removal will be removed from Google. Just make sure that you are reporting a link that is containing something that is rightfully yours. Goodluck