Website Copyright Policy


This form is a Website Copyright Policy. It may be used by online companies that host or transmit user-generated content (UGC) on their systems or networks, or that provide information location tools, as one means of qualifying for a “safe harbor” under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This form includes practical guidance, drafting notes, and optional clauses.A website copyright policy may be posted on a company’s website as a standalone document or incorporated in the company’s online terms of use or terms of service. For a more detailed discussion on the DMCA, see DMCA Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content and DMCA Compliance and Enforcement.