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Here’s our second transparency report. It covers all takedown or information requests received in 2015, including government requests, and the actions we took in response.

Takedown Requests


This section covers requests to take down content based on copyright infringement. They’re broken out into notices and counternotices received under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, other copyright-related grievances, posts reinstated, and accounts suspended.

We review each DMCA takedown notice to make sure it includes all information required by the law. We send copies of takedown demands to the Lumen database (formerly Chilling Effects), unless prohibited by law. Here’s our copyright and DMCA policy.

Medium, along with the other tech companies listed below, filed this amicus brief on February 17, 2015 in support of Twitter’s opposition to the motion to dismiss its suit against the Department of Justice. This suit concerns government restrictions on the right of companies to report the number of national security requests they receive. You can read more about Medium’s transparency practices here.

Marcia Hofmann (Cal. Bar No. 250087)
25 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 830–6664

Attorney for Amici Curiae
Automattic Inc.; CloudFlare, Inc.;
CREDO Mobile, Inc.; A Medium Corp.;, Inc.; Wickr, Inc.; …

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