Movie Group Wants Google to Censor Its Own TrailerAdded: Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Magnolia Pictures, an American distributor of indie movies, has forwarded a takedown request to the search giant, asking to take down the IMDb listing for one of its films, a trailer and a few Rotten Tomatoes pages and news articles. The search engine declined this self-censorship attempt.
In order to make piracy less visible, rights owners keep sending dozens of millions of takedown notices to the search engine. However, not all of those notices are accurate. The high number of automated requests and the fact that rights owners fail to check their validity normally result in questionable takedowns.
Another interesting example took place a few days ago, when Magnolia Pictures asked Google to remove a list of URLs which happened to be certainly not infringing. This particular DMCA takedown request included trailers and the IMDb listing of the movie, along with news articles in The Week and Salon. Of course, this notice isn’t an isolated incident. In another request the same Magnolia Pictures demands to block a Hollywood Reporter article and a few other non-infringing pages.
Fortunately, Google has white-listed a few domains, because most of the websites mentioned in the DMCA request weren’t censored. At the same time, less prominent websites may not be so lucky. It looks like the DMCA avalanche is really becoming a bigger problem day after day, and Google alone is currently removing eight links per second. It is obvious that Google and other search engines cannot possibly verify every DMCA request, so the problem in question will only increase with more takedown notices being sent every day.
At the moment, copyright owners and the anti-piracy outfits employed by them have absolutely no motivation to improve the accuracy of their automated takedown systems. Industry experts can’t see any other way out but claim it’s time for rightsholders to be held accountable.
A few weeks ago the software giant Microsoft also set a great example by ditching its DMCA partner LeakID. The latter sent yet another embarrassing takedown notice, and the chances are that more will follow in the future.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
November 1st,2013Posted by:
Friday, November 1st, 2013
|google needs to just cencor them to make them pay attention what they are sending take down requests for. instead of being lazy asses|
|posted by (2013-11-02 06:27:56)|
|Destiny01 has the right idea, but it needs to go a bit farther to drive the point home ... Self censorship is automatically accepted, but REVERSALS/REINSTATEMENTS have an automatic 7 or 14 day delay. Think how careful they'd be in the future if they knew that an error on their part could have their articles (or even their whole site) blacklisted for a week or two.|
Remember a while ago when MICROSOFT sent a DMCA notice for its own site ... Could you imagine the screaming match that would happen if Google allowed THAT, then denied the reinstatement for 14 days? THAT would drive home a valuable lesson!
|posted by (2013-11-02 16:09:27)|
|Thank you, Mr.Crash1 .. enjoy|
|Google needs to set up a price for every false take down request. make them pay for it out the ass lets say $20 for every false one. make it hurt them||
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