Notice and take-down letter—copyright
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  • Notice and take-down letter—copyright

Notice and take-down letter—copyright

[Postal address for hosting service provider/host online platform]

[Date]

By registered post and email: [email address for hosting service provider/host online platform]

Dear [insert organisation name]

Notice and take down letter—copyright infringement on [website URL]

We are writing on behalf of [name of client] of [client’s address] (our Client) in relation to intellectual property enforcement matters. We are writing with regard to [the website available at [website URL] (the Website) for which we understand you are the hosting service provider OR We are writing with regard to content available on your platform at [website URL] (the Website)].

The copyright work

The [define or give the name of the copyright work] is protected by copyright law in the United Kingdom as an original [literary work OR artistic work] under section [3(1) OR 4(1)] of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988). Our Client is the [owner OR exclusive licensee] of the copyright in the [copyright work][, a copy of which can be seen at Annex [X]]. [In accordance with CDPA 1988, s 11(2), our Client owns the copyright subsisting in the copyright work because it is the employer of the person who produced the copyright work.]

As the [owner OR exclusive licensee] of the above-described copyright, our Client has, among other rights, the exclusive right to copy, distribute copies of and/or provide access to the

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