How to File DMCA Complaint, Takedown, Removal Request with Bing (or anyone else in the US for that matter) – Web Form and Email

This page contains...
  • Bing DMCA web form address location and some tips.
  • A DMCA template letter for when using email instead of a form.


The Bing DMCA Request Web Form...

...is located on their Notices of Infringement page. The form is short and self explanatory. If you want Bing to remove an allegedly stolen article from their search results, select the third menu item on the right that says "Search".  Then select "Bing". Depending on your browser, the links are kind of finicky. Be sure you don't end up on the "Bing Ads" form. You can then fill out the form or use the email address they provide.

When needing to file a DMCA with anyone, always make a thorough effort to find the website's DMCA or copyright violation link first; using their link to their in-house form will invariably give you quicker results. It will probably be located in the submenu of their Contact Us link. Going the email route should always only be a last resort.

A DMCA Email Form Letter / Template

If submitting an email DMCA complaint, take down, removal request with Bing (or anyone else in US); here is a free, universal, template letter you can use. Simply add your own relevant information.

<begin DMCA letter>

DMCA Takedown/Removal Request

Your first name:
Your last name:
Your email address:
Name of the copyright owner:Self
Country:USA

The Title of the copyrighted work:
Type of work: Text

My original, authorized, copyrighted article is located at:  <URL here>.

The allegedly infringing material is located at:  <URL here>.

Sample of content text that shows up in both the original and the allegedly infringing copy: Paste a couple of long sentences or a paragraph that are in common to both URL pages.


Required Legal Declarations


My Good Faith Belief Statement: By typing in my name (electronic signature), I have a good faith belief that the use of the material is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law (e.g. it is not fair use).

My Authority to Act Statement: I represent that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

My Acknowledgement of Responsibility Statement: I represent that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

My Acknowledgement of Understanding Statement: I understand that the information submitted in this email may be shared with third parties, including the alleged infringer about whom I am filing this complaint.

Very sincerely,

My Signature:

 <end letter>


I am not a lawyer, but this letter structure and wording should successfully meet the legal requirements. Also important, it prevents any confusion as to which URL contains the original work and which URL is the allegedly stolen work; a common mistake many DMCA emails make.

1 comment:

  1. so, did bing removed a site from serp? and how long do they usually take? I have very good experience with Google DMCA and they always act in less than a week. But no experience with Bing and yahoo search. Actually there is a site that copied complete content of my article and few other sites and dominating bing and yahoo on 1st position by using exact match domain for main keyword.

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