The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law.

If you upload content to Lulu you authorize Lulu to act as your agent to issue takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) and/or any other similar legislation that allows for the submission of requests to Internet service providers for the removal of infringing or allegedly infringing copyright materials that are contained in or displayed on such service provider’s platforms and/or services. You will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing your rights; however, if Lulu becomes aware of infringement in any form, Lulu may, in its sole discretion, elect to issue takedown notices under the DMCA or similar legislation.


If you believe in good faith that content used or displayed on the Site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send Lulu a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has 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; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see for details. DMCA notices and counter-notices regarding the Site should be sent to:

Designated Agent

Lulu Quality Control

Lulu Press, Inc.

PO Box 12018

Durham, NC 27709

Phone: 919-447-5858


Lulu Terms and Conditions

Please see the terms and conditions of Lulu's membership agreement for more information about all aspects of Copyright.

DMCA and Counter DMCA Forms

If you have identified an instance of copyright infringement on our site, please follow the following steps:

  1. Use this DMCA form and fill out all sections with pertinent information relating to the issue.
  2. Submit a ticket to our Questionable Content team using this link.
  3. Once we have received the DMCA form via the ticket, we will review the incident and respond via the ticket.

When a clear and valid notice is received, we will respond by either taking down the alleged infringing content or by blocking access to it.

Under the DMCA, we are required to take reasonable steps to notify the alleged infringer. From there, we will send a copy of the notice to the alleged infringer.

If we receive a valid Counter-Notification, we will send you a copy; the alleged infringing content may be restored UNLESS a return notice is received from you within 10 to 14 business days. This notice should indicate that legal action has been taken towards restraining the alleged infringer from continuing with their alleged copyright infringement.

For more information about copyright issues, please review our article Copyright: The Basics.

Publishing Fan Fiction on Lulu

We encourage all authors to familiarize themselves with publishing requirements specific to fan fiction. For more information, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University maintains a FanFic FAQ that explains many of the copyright and trademark issues surrounding Fan Fiction.

As a strong supporter of copyright law, Lulu will remove fan fiction content reported as violating the intellectual property rights of others.