Copyright Infringement (DMCA) Notification and Takedown Policy

Contents on and in the Scribd app are provided by Scribd's members without pre-approval by Scribd. Scribd takes intellectual property rights very seriously and complies as a service provider with all applicable provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998. We expeditiously remove infringing material when notified and we also terminate repeat infringers pursuant to a "three-strikes" policy. Since Scribd is based in the United States, a notification that complies with DMCA criteria is the minimum that Scribd can accept as proof-of-copyright, even if your country operates under different laws. Scribd cannot process notifications that disregard DMCA criteria and provide incomplete information. 

The fastest way to report an infringement of your copyright is to use Scribd's reporting form for abusive content and copyright infringements. This form captures all the required information and notifies us immediately. Information that you send to us via this form will not be used for any other purpose. Valid notifications are typically processed within two business days.

If you prefer not to use the reporting form, you may send an electronic notification directly to We provide a template here. All notifications must conform to the criteria set out in 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(a) and must include:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Scribd web site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled. Include a direct link (URL) to each and every claim of infringement. We cannot action nonspecific claims based on keywords, search queries, title, name, or resemblance (physical or otherwise) to another document.

  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Scribd to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

A DMCA notification is a legal document. Only copyright holders or their legal representatives are authorized to submit DMCA notifications. Under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly, materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

You can also send written communications to the following address:

Scribd, Inc.
Attn: Scribd DMCA copyright infringement notification
460 Bryant Street, #100
San Francisco, CA, 94107-2594
United States

or fax to:
Attn: Scribd DMCA copyright infringement notification

or email to:
Subject: Scribd DMCA copyright infringement notification

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