Google Overwhelmed with Bogus DMCA Takedown RequestsAdded: Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Inspired by the overzealous campaigns against digital piracy, many important film studios have asked the search giant to not only remove their own legal material, but even to drop their Facebook pages and Wikipedia posts.
After Google announced of its intentions to publish DMCA notices (within the frames of a program called Google Transparency Report), the company found itself overwhelmed with an unprecedented number of requests.
Although some of those requests appeared valid, there are a lot of slips, most of which occur thanks to the engine’s automated filters. Nevertheless, some of the notices are obviously out of the ordinary and raise serious questions about people handling takedown notices.
Since November, Google started to receive DMCA requests on behalf of some high-profile film studios. For example, Lionsgate notice asked the company to delete infringing links which allowed Internet users to download “Cabin in the woods”. But for some reason, the request in question also contained links towards legitimate copies of the film hosted on Amazon, iTunes, Blockbuster and Xfinity.
Another example is 20th Century Fox’s request. The film studio asked Google to remove links of “Prometheus”, and the provided list of “illegal copies” included legitimate copies found on Verizon, a collection of the Prometheus Watch Company, and even a Huffington Post article! Moreover, the takedown notice also included the popular series of “How I Met Your Mother” posted on CBS’ official site.
The examples are endless – BBC Films, Summit Entertainment, Sony Pictures, and Walt Disney Pictures also filed notices without (apparently) reading them. The Motion Picture Association of America claimed that all of the aforementioned notices are bogus, announcing that “Yes It Is – No Piracy!” has nothing to do with studios and is totally fake.
December 17th,2012Posted by:
Monday, December 17th, 2012
|posted by (2012-12-17 17:22:32)|
|20th Century Fox’s request for Prometheus take downs was more by way of embarrassment.|
|posted by (2012-12-17 21:39:37)|
|this copyright infringement is getting way out of hand and needs to be stopped before some one gets hurt or even worse killed.|
chances are we will loos the internet and a lot more because the MPAA/RIAA and all the so called law firms that soposta be practicing law go so far over board with this it messes up property rights laws and then every one looses there car's and homes do to just plain stupidity.
|Big Brother has no conscience and no matter how many take down notices they give as long as torrent portals remain no one except those companies whom they take down will suffer,personally have never googled any file nor would most smart people as google analytical monitors such data in the 1st instance unless you use DoNotTrackMe plus by Abine or some such other application,so they are passing urine against the wind in that respect.|
|Prometheus.omg! what a piece of tripe, if your thinking of downloading eat shat and throw up way more enjoyable than this movie I guess?!|
|Tons of fake Takedown notices ! Google needs to develope a system for detection of real one.PMSL|
|posted by (2012-12-19 14:51:48)|
|<sneak> <sneak> It's only me. Pirates live somewhere, too. True Jolly Rodgers.|
Sam put up some Soverigne Hill daily. Tommorow belongs to a World
|posted by (2012-12-26 22:45:36)|
|Bogus ? You disappointed mate.||
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