How Long Does a DMCA Notice Take?

Generally, a DMCA takedown notice will take around 72 hours. However, we’ve seen them go really quick (within 24 hours) and also drag on for 6+ months. This depends on a couple of things:

  • How fast the company is at processing the DMCA requests.
  • The location of the content. Remember, DMCA is only applicable to copyrighted material in the United States. Therefore, if you’re emailing a company outside of the United States, you might never hear back. Although most hosting providers, regardless of location, will try to help.


Hopefully now you now know a little more about DMCA and how takedown notices work, both when filed against you and when you need to protect your own content.

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