2010 Results: Top DMCA Notice SendersAdded: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
As everyone knows, DMCA takedown notices are being sent in countless numbers to hundreds of entities on the Internet every month. Meanwhile, the copies of those have been received by the ChillingEffects clearing house, from some of the web’s biggest members, including Yahoo, Google, Twitter, and Digg. So, the statistics shown revealed that at no surprise the music and movie industries are the biggest complainers.
The ChillingEffects database allows to properly search for the issues surrounding many DMCA takedown notices in a so-called “black hole” of copyright complaints. For example, the homepage of BitTorrent meta search engine BTJunkie has suddenly disappeared from Google searches earlier in 2010, and now we are able to discover some background to the complaint which caused this.
In total, the clearing house has received over 12,000 copies of DMCA requests, some of which contained a single URL, while some (usually relating to services like The Pirate Bay) contained hundreds of those. Now we will see who made the biggest noise with DMCA requests last year.
Unsurprisingly, the music industry, represented by IFPI, issued the biggest number of the DMCA takedown requests to submitters within the last year (1272 in total). Although it may not sound like a great number, but most of the notices contain lots of URLs taking a considerable time to just scroll through. The 2nd place is occupied by 303 complaints of Clube do Hardware, the South American site publishing tutorials and articles on computer hardware. The top three is completed by Twentieth Century Fox with 299 notices.
The list also includes Magnolia Pictures on the fourth spot. Porn aside, no further movie companies make the top 20. Then, the Brazilian anti-piracy group also made a considerable appearance in the chart – the outfit representing the interests of Universal, Fox, Warner, SonyBMG, Paramount, and Disney took the 5th position.
As you can see from the full top 10 list below, some of the largest copyright litigators of 2010, like the USCG and ACS:Law, appeared nowhere in the chart.
1. IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)
2. Clube do Hardware
3. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
4. MAGNOLIA PICTURES INC
5. APCM - Associação Anti Pirataria de Cinema e Musica
6. Removeyourcontent, LLC
7. RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America)
8. Autodata Limited
9. Folkert Knieper
10. Product Partners, LLC / Beachbody
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
January 4th ,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011No comments
Most Popular Stories