Studios Ask to Remove Mega from Search ResultsAdded: Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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The Warner Bros. and NBC Universal insist that Mega hosts their copyrighted material and therefore should be immediately removed from Google’s search results. Dotcom replied that it was in line with the unreasonable entertainment industry behavior they have experienced for years.
Google is known to receive at least 20 million takedown notices in 2012, but still remains under constant pressure from the content industries, because it is continuously being forced to delete infringing links from its search results. However, a part of those requests appear bogus – for instance, HBO once demanded Google to remove HBO.com from its results. Of course, this was an automated notice, because copyright owners simply fail to check the notices’ integrity.
In Mega’s case, NBC Universal claims that Dotcom’s new service links to an unlicensed copy of its movie “Mama”. Warner Bros. claim the same for “Gangster Squad”. However, they want to censor Mega’s entire homepage. Dotcom reminds that the industry can recall the unauthorized takedown of the MegaUpload song by Universal Music along with the attempts to censor Mega radio adverts. In the meanwhile, the shutdown of the entire MegaUpload still remains the ultimate illegal takedown by the entertainment industry.
Fortunately for Mega, Google acknowledged the mistake and kept the service in its search index. Dotcom admitted that during the MegaUpload days more than 1/5 of all takedown requests were bogus. His team analyzed big samples of notices and found out that most of them were automated keyword-based takedowns which affected legal content.
As a result, such bogus takedown notices had often had an extensive damaging effect on the services which linked to legitimate material. The ignorance of DMCA obligations by the copyright owners is also based on the confidence that the current American authorities are protecting this kind of behavior. Apparently, the White House doesn’t appreciate the fact that the DMCA was the biggest contributor to a thriving cyber economy in the country.
Kim Dotcom claims that content industry’s agenda is war against innovation, which forces it to adjust a failing business model. Fortunately, Goggle agrees and keeps showing Mega on its results.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for the source of the article
June 13th,2013Posted by:
Thursday, June 13th, 2013
|crap i got 150 gb on there||
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