You can submit a formal DMCA-compliant request to email@example.com
We’re excited to have your original content uploaded into Audius. You can only upload music to Audius for which you fully own both the composition copyright and the sound recording copyright. The exception to this rule is if you have explicit written permission or a licensing arrangement to upload music for which you do not fully own both the composition copyright and the sound recording copyright.
A remix or derivative work will require permission from the original copyright owner. In the United States, copyright law allows for the fair use of copyrighted material under certain limited circumstances without prior permission from the owner. If you are uncertain whether a specific use qualifies as a fair use, you should consult a qualified copyright attorney.
When uploading your music into Audius, your tracks are scanned by our content identification system for tracks that have been flagged as being owned by a copyright holder. Your content may be blocked if a match is detected.
If your track was taken down for copyright infringement, it will not appear in your account and you will receive an email notifying you that it was blocked from being uploaded into Audius due to the content being matched to a copyright owner.
You may submit a counter notification if your content was removed due to mistake or misidentification. Please note this is a legal request and misuse of a counter notification may result in legal consequences.
Send us a counter-notice to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following information:
If you upload content that you do not own, which receives a DMCA takedown notice, you will receive a ‘strike’ against your Audius account and are notified via your user account and/or email. We will let you know which of your tracks were removed and the next steps to address the strike.
Strikes may affect your ability to monetize your content. If you receive three strikes, your Audius user account is subject to immediate permanent or temporary suspension, and any content that you upload into Audius is subject to immediate permanent or temporary de-linking.
If you have a Verified Artist Account and receive three strikes, you will have seven days to act before your Audius account is de-linked or disabled. During this period, your strikes will not expire and you will not be able to upload new content, but your Audius account will remain live. If you submit a counter notification, your Audius account will not be disabled while the counter notification is unresolved. If the counter notification is resolved in your favor, or the claim is retracted, your Audius account will not be impacted.
There are three ways to resolve a strike against your Audius account:
In order to reinstate your user account and your content, you will need to take and pass the Audius Copyright Infringement Quiz, which helps users understand intellectual property and how it’s enforced by node operators. Upon successful completion and passing of the Audius Copyright Infringement Quiz, your account will be reinstated.