We have concluded our investigation into fake DMCA reports. Over the course of this investigation, we covered over 500 fake DMCAs, selected 200 for investigation and have published reports for 55 in the first set.

Now, we’re going to release the findings for public viewing. For the next 2 weeks, we’ll be contacting the relevant parties for their reaction, before we decide to notify the appropriate agencies and organisations involved and affected in this fake DMCA scam.

If you have any query regarding any of our investigation, please contact us directly at [email protected] .


  • We have constituted a DMCA Watchdog Team that will review every suspicious DMCA notice on ChillingEffects and LumenDatabase. Anyone who tries to outsmart and abuse the DMCA system will be investigated pro-bono by us.
  • We will publish investigation reports on fake DMCAs every month from August onwards, which will cover at least 30 separate cases.
  • Every month, we will name and shame all the perpetrators and notify the relevant parties and agencies for appropriate action.
  • By co-coordinating with agencies, organisations and usual targets of fake DMCAs and publicly shaming the perpetrators, we act as deterrent for such cases in the future.

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