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Submitting a DMCA Counter Notice

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If you have a good faith belief that you received a copyright infringement notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) as a result of a mistake or misidentification, you may consider submitting a counter notice. Etsy accepts counter notices submitted in response to copyright takedowns only. Under the DMCA, if you misrepresent that your allegedly infringing material was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees).

You may submit a counter notice by clicking the unique URL in the email we sent informing you of the copyright infringement notice and takedown. The unique URL leads to a form you may use to provide a counter notice to Etsy’s designated agent. If you are unable to use the form, please see the DMCA counter notice requirements, where we list other ways to contact us.

Once Etsy confirms that the counter notice includes all of the information required by the DMCA, Etsy emails both parties: the member submitting the counter notice and the party who submitted the initial infringement claim. Etsy provides a copy of the counter notice to the party who submitted the initial infringement claim, who may use the information to obtain a court order to restrain you from reactivating the material.

If, within 10 business days of our receipt of your counter notice, the party who submitted the initial copyright claim doesn't inform us of an action seeking a court order against you, the material specified in the counter notice may be reactivated. Reactivating the material before this time may result in account termination.

If you have any questions or concerns, please consult an attorney. You may also consider communicating directly with the party who filed the initial infringement claim. Their contact information can be found in the email Etsy sent informing you of the notice of infringement.

Last updated on Dec 20, 2018