DCMA sample for authors

Here is a sample DCMA takedown notice you can use to get any pirated ebook taken down from torrent websites. 

Important things to note:

  • Torrent sites only host links not the actual file. Getting links removed is easy, getting the actual files removed is harder.
  • All torrent sites have a section about DMCA contact details (either in menu or in the footer of the page)
  • You cannot send these from free email servers like Gmail or Yahoo or AOL. A company email is needed. If you have an author website email, even better! This is because a lot of sites refuse to even read emails if from free email hosts. You can even use a work email address! 
  • Send this as a plain text email, with no attachments
  • Make sure the email is polite! No swearing etc. No anger. 
  • If they don’t reply in a week, send again. Them not replying opens them up to copyright lawsuits, so normally they reply fast, but be aware that they get thousands of these a week.

DMCA Takedown Notice


Name of website any contact details listed on their DCMA page

Notice of Copyright Violation (DMCA Takedown Notice), Privacy Violations, and Infringement of Name and Image – Request to Remove Offending Content. 

This is a notice in accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (OCILLA) a part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 requesting the service providers to be held strictly liable for the acts of their users & immediately cease the access to copyrighted material.

I have found infringing material on your website for which I am the sole copyright owner. I seek the immediate removal of this material from your servers. The details of this infringing material is as follows:

  • Name of the ebook released worldwide on Date of release.
  • URL where it is officially for sale
  • Also include URLs to your author page on Goodreads and Amazon etc

Below is the direct URL for your reference in which you have linked this infringing material:

  • Content Link from their website.

Under the penalty of perjury, I certify that the information contained in this notification is both true and accurate. 

Thank you,

Your Digital Signature
Print your name below along with email address

If you need an ebook taken down from any other kind of pirate site that is not a torrent site, you can follow the same guidance above.