2 Requests granted 29 Total requests

The Wikimedia community is made up of creators, collectors, and consumers of free knowledge. While most material appearing on Wikimedia projects is in the public domain or freely licensed, on occasion, copyrighted material makes its way onto the projects.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor provision requires us to remove infringing material if we receive a proper takedown request. We thoroughly evaluate each DMCA takedown request to ensure that it is valid. We only remove allegedly infringing content when we believe that a request is valid, and we are transparent about that removal. If we do not believe a request to be valid, we will push back as appropriate. To learn more about DMCA procedures, see our DMCA policy.

Below, we provide information about the DMCA takedown notices we have received in the past and how we responded to them.

This report covers requests we received between January and June, 2023. For historical data, please see our past reports.

Requests by Wikimedia project

Project AffectedRequestsGranted
Wikimedia Commons141
English Wikipedia70
Not a Wikimedia Project50
English Wikibooks10
Hindi Wikibooks11
Polish Wikipedia10

DMCA takedown notices by country

Country of OriginRequestsGranted
United States of America102
United Kingdom30

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