It is Google's policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable international intellectual property law—including, in the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office website. That means that if we receive such a notice for content hosted in Google Cloud Storage, we will remove or disable access to that content subject to applicable laws and make a good faith effort to give notice of the claimed infringement to the account holder. Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party which may publish and/or annotate it. As such, the content in the original notice will be forwarded to Lumen (formerly Chilling Effects) for publication (with your personal information removed). You can see an example of such a publication at Lumen Database.
In the U.S., if we receive a counter notification from the account holder pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA, we may reinstate access to the content. If we do not receive a counter notification from the account holder within 10 days of giving notice of the claimed infringement, we will be forced to permanently delete the content. For more information about the requirements of a counter notification, and a link to a sample counter notification, see Google Legal Help.
We also terminate the accounts of subscribers (including Google Cloud Storage account holders) who are repeat infringers. The manner in which that policy is applied depends on the relevant circumstances, such as whether the Google Cloud Storage account holder is itself appropriately removing content and terminating users in response to infringement notices and whether Google is able to distinguish individual users who upload infringing materials from the Google Cloud Storage account holder. If you are a Google Cloud Storage account holder, you are responsible for the activities of your users to whom you allow access to your account. This means that if one or more of your users is posting infringing content, and you do not remove it and take appropriate steps to terminate users who are repeat infringers, your account may be terminated.
To file a notice of infringement with us, please visit this Google Support page.