DMCA policy and takedown notices (NYC)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs of New York City, NY.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

a) A copy of the City of New York's DMCA policy;
b) Any takedown notices received by David Berman, Intellectual Property and Contracts Counsel from December 1998 to the day this request is processed

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Greene, Brenda (DCA)

Re: DMCA Policy and Takedown Notices (NYC)
FOIL Track#14317

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This e-mail is in response to your Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL") request received by the Department of Consumer Affairs ("DCA") on September 13, 2013.

The records that you requested are not maintained by DCA. Please visit to view the official website (see attached Intellectual Property section). In addition, you may contact 212-NEW-YORK to reach the 311 Department for Government Information and Services and a representative will be equipped to direct your call.

Thank you for your FOIL inquiry. If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.