Microsoft Demands Google to Block News SitesAdded: Monday, October 15th, 2012
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The software giant appears to become censorship crazy – it is asking the search engine to remove links to news content. Microsoft has been dashing off censorship request to Google to remove BBC, Wikipedia, and CNN stories.
The number of DMCA takedown requests issued by the rights owners has rocketed within the last period and it seems that some of them are abusing the process. Actually, they may do it not on purpose: a lot of copyright owners prefer using automated systems to warn the search engine and other portals of the copyright violations, but this method doesn’t always work properly.
For instance, the software giant insisted that Google linked to dozens of pages assisting the illegal distribution of Windows 8 Beta. However, it turned out that almost half of the links which the engine was asked to take down had nothing to do with Microsoft’s new OS. Instead, the requests mentioned such portals as Wikipedia, Washington Post, BBC, and even the US Government, along with the less known sites. It turned out that the pages were complained about only because they had a reference to the number 45. Such prominent services as the BBC and Wikipedia were lucky – Google appeared to have white-listed a few domains, including theirs. However, less popular services, including AMC Theatres and RealClearPolitics, still have their pages unavailable through the Google search.
In other words, it all came to the situation when Microsoft and other representatives of the content industry are automatically censoring things in the web, without absolutely no one to hold them liable for what they are doing. The experts believe that some ambulance chasing lawyer might launch a mega-class action against the entertainment industry and succeed.
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Monday, October 15th, 2012
|posted by (2012-10-15 18:15:49)|
|i see no problem with it. if google is going to play the role of internet police then they certainly deserve what they get.|
|posted by (2012-10-15 20:10:32)|
|@FellAway: Google isn't trying to play the role of internet police, its the Entertainment industry.|
if MS is trying to force blocking of internet news then its obvious that they got something to hide. but it must be bigger that the stuff that most people in general already know about.
"illegal distribution of Windows 8 Beta" its a beta who cares LOL.
they will ALL FALL soon.
|This article isn't about anyone playing "Internet Police", or MS trying to hide anything. The issue is that MS is using an automated system to identify copyright violations and send DCMA take-down notices. This automated system apparently identifies large numbers of web pages as hosting violating materiel, when they in fact do not. The example given is that several web pages were identified as hosting copies of Win8 just because they made a reference to the number 45. This is not an issue of Internet censorship so much as it is an issue of gross negligence, and perhaps perjury.|
I wouldn't be surprised if it came out that MS, or another large corporation, was actually targeting specific web sites with DCMA take-down notices in order to censor the web, but that,s not what this article is about.
|Who the hell wants Windows 8 anyway beta or not Sheeeez!|
|posted by (2012-10-16 02:35:40)|
|So is it silly for me to think that they will be able to sue Microsoft for their perjury because they failed to act in good faith? Shouldn't the requests be reviewed by an actual person first before they are sent|
|wow this is funny windows 8 man havent they already perfected two xp and 7??? oh well its not like ill have a pc able to run 8 im running xp right now and still love it|
|Censorship gone mad,next we will be told to wear all the same clothes,eat the same food,drive the same vehicle and stay within our own box as dictated to by these corporate fascists,Individuality,creativity and spontaneity out the windows (no pun intended),it is truly Orwellian this view of the corporations.|
|@5 That sounds logical but it won't work as there are so many take down requests occurring at every single second.|
I would think that Microsoft needs to build better parameters to determine whether or not there is copyright infringement occuring. (In this case anyways)
|I agree with you Emboilism. Damn Globalist parasites. They wont be happy till were all in chains or dead.||
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