The DMCA provides a process that allows our members and copyright holders to work out their disputes. If you believe that the claimant has mistakenly filed the notice, you may file a counter-notification through our online form.
Vimeo will forward a copy of your counter-notification to the claimant. The claimant then has ten (10) business days to inform Vimeo that they have filed a lawsuit against you. If Vimeo does not receive such a notice, we will restore your video and the strike associated with it.
Please note that if Vimeo believes that you have filed a counter-notification in bad faith, it will not restore your video and it may disable your account. In addition, you may be subject to legal liability for filing a false and misleading counter-notification.
Do I have to file a counter-notice?
You are not required or obligated to challenge a DMCA takedown notice if you receive one. However, be advised that if your account accumulates more copyright strikes, it may be disabled per our repeat infringer policy.
When should I file a counter-notice?
We encourage you to consult with an attorney to discuss your options. Vimeo cannot provide legal advice.
Can Vimeo talk to the claimant on my behalf?
The way the notice and takedown provisions of the DMCA are designed to work puts the onus on communication and resolution on the copyright owner and the uploader.
Vimeo responds to inputs from both, in the form of takedown notices and counter-notifications, but we cannot advocate on your behalf.