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Request for Anecdotal Stories About DMCA Takedown Notices

Request for Anecdotal Stories About DMCA Takedown Notices
(When users upload content without permission, as on YouTube, and you have to request a takedown).

On behalf of our members A2IM is filing jointly with the RIAA, NMPA and others regarding the problems surrounding the safe harbor and takedown notice process.

Anecdotal stories from independent labels, outlining the kinds of difficulties we face in getting unlicensed materials removed, would be very useful in the filing.

  • The stories can be short but should, ideally, be specific as to the pain-points, and time and resources wasted
  • Noting how often these kinds of problems occur would also be useful


We need these quotes by the end of this week in order to meet the April 1st deadline for the filing.

Please send quotes to [email protected].

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.