Moat Infringement Policy

Moat is committed to respecting the rights of copyright and trademark owners. We respond to notices of copyright infringement in accord with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and we use a similar process for trademark infringement claims.


To notify us of copyright infringement, you need to send us a written notice by mail or fax (not just email) that includes all of the following information:

  1. Identification of the work you believe is being infringed – in other words, tell us what specific ad, content, design, graphics, text, etc you think is being ripped off.
  2. Identification of the work you believe is infringing, with information that is reasonably sufficient for us to find it on the Sites – in other words, tell us what you saw on our site that is violating your copyright and tell us where you saw it.
  3. Your address, phone number and email address.
  4. A statement that you have "a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law." We know this sounds stodgy, but please use these exact words.
  5. A statement that "the information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed." Again, just say it. That is unless it’s not true, in which case please don’t send us the notice.
  6. A physical or electronic signature of "a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that has allegedly been infringed."

Moat will treat notices that meet these requirements in accord with the DMCA.

If we have taken down an ad or other content that you believe should not have been removed, you can send us a written counter-notice by mail or fax. Please be sure your counter-notice meets the DMCA requirements and we will follow the process set out in the DMCA. If you want more information about the DMCA, check out


To notify us of trademark infringement, please send us a notice that includes (a) the specific trademark you believe is being infringed, (b) detailed information about the trademark you believe is infringing your trademark and where you saw that infringing trademark on our site, (c) your name, address and email address, (d) statements that are the equivalent to #4 and #5 above but as to the trademark instead of a copyright, (e) a physical or electronic signature meeting the requirements of #6 above, and (f) the serial or registration number of your trademark if it has been registered.

Moat’s Response

We will respond to all infringement notices and comply with applicable law. As we say in our Terms of Service, we reserve the right to remove any content without prior notice and at our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to terminate a user's account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.

Where to Send Notices

Please send copyright and trademark notices to:

Moat Inc.
Attn: Copyright/Trademark Agent
228 Park Ave South #17953
New York NY 10003
Fax: 1 626 628 1764

Last updated on April 17, 2011.

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