The information below represents the number of DMCA takedown notices and trademarks demands we received from July 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. Individuals and companies often seek to remove WordPress.com posts that they believe infringes on their intellectual property rights.

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Copyright

Totals

  • DMCA takedown notices26,058
  • Percentage of copyright notices where some or all content was removed60%

Number of DMCA Takedown Notices

Copyright Chart

Notes

  • Our staff carefully reviews each DMCA takedown notice we receive, for accuracy and validity, before content is removed.
  • Each notice may cover more than one site and/or piece of content. Some notices identify dozens of allegedly infringing materials. In the future, we’ll aim to provide more specific data on the number of sites affected and items removed.
  • We forward formally complete DMCA takedown notices on to users, regardless of whether or not we decide to remove content.
  • You can learn more about our process for reviewing and acting on copyright complaints here, and about how to correctly submit a DMCA complaint or counter notice here.

Trademark

Totals

  • Trademark notices received940
  • Percentage of trademark notices where some or all content was removed14%

Number of Trademark Notices

Copyright Chart

Notes

  • Our staff carefully reviews each trademark complaint we receive, for accuracy and validity, before content is removed.
  • Each notice may cover more than one site and/or piece of content. Some notices identify dozens of allegedly infringing materials. In the future, we’ll aim to provide more specific data on the number of sites affected and items removed.
  • We forward substantive trademark complaints on to users, regardless of whether or not we decide to remove content.
  • You can learn more about how to correctly submit a trademark complaint here.