Our community members work hard to ensure that material on Wikimedia projects is freely licensed or otherwise appropriately available. But from time to time, we receive a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown request, asking us to remove allegedly copyrighted content. These notices contain specific information, so they can be easily understood and evaluated. We received a formal DMCA takedown request in October 2019, which cited relevant law and included the required language and great detail. Strangely, however, the writer failed to clearly identify what material on the Wikimedia projects they wanted to have removed. Instead, they sent a link to search engine results. We asked for more information, but they did not did not provide any further details. Without it, we were unable to assist.

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