Google Received 100 Million Takedown Requests in 2014Added: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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It is only May 2014, but Google has already been asked to remove a record-breaking 100 million “pirate” search results this year. The rate escalates rapidly, representing a significant increase compared to 2013, with the end of the takedown surge being nowhere in sight.
The rights owners continue overloading Google with takedown notices, trying to steer prospective customers away from illegal websites. The number of such requests is increasing dramatically: 6 years ago, for instance, the search engine received just a few dozen takedown notices per year, while now it has to process more than a million of them every day.
Since this past January, the company has already been asked to take down more than 100 million links to infringing sites. Most of those results have indeed been removed by the search giant. However, the experts point out that massive surge in removal requests is controversial. The problem is that some of the reported pages don’t contain any illegal content, but are deleted nonetheless. Although Google does its best to catch such mistakes, manual review of all links is undoable, so some harmless links are still removed.
In the meantime, rights owners are also not satisfied. While the search does what it can to comply with its obligations under current legislation, some industry groups complain that Google’s efforts are not enough to stop piracy. For example, the RIAA submits a staggering number of takedown requests, which just confirms the notion that this method is not very effective. In response, RIAA suggested that the search engine should start banning entire domains rather than individual URLs.
Google, on its part, is doing its best to address the concerns of rights owners. Several months ago it released a report to describe anti-piracy measures employed, where it fights back, saying that copyright holders are the ones who should do more to prevent piracy.
If people don’t have legal options, it would be hard for the search engine to stop unauthorized copying. Everyone knows that piracy arises when consumer’s needs are not met by legitimate supply. The experience of many legitimate streaming service shows that the best way to fight piracy is with better and more convenient legal services.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
May 13th,2014Posted by:
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
|Always throw it back to the copyright holders, its always our fault that people would rather steal our content then pay for it. That's like saying if you did not wear that dress you never would have been raped. How about the arguement that you should not attack anyone for what they wear and you should not rip off anyones content. Where does this entitlement come from?|
|IS THIS LIKE THE SURGE IN IRAQ?|
|Google Received 100 Million Takedown Requests in 2014|
yet their pant's are still up
|mr pic my ass o your a numb nuted regurgitated pile of genital sweat|
f off and die.
|posted by (2014-05-14 03:16:56)|
|@firefoxsniper I new that was coming from the moment I read his comment. I was waiting for. Thank you.|
|posted by (2014-05-15 04:01:45)|
|delete, down key, delete, down key delete for 8 hours a day|
|posted by (2014-05-15 17:07:35)|
|i can't understand this anymore google took of 100 mil pirate search result but if you wanna find out how to cook crystal meth just type in google and is there straight away i'm just saying|
|well you do know that they can turn the whole thing off if they want to. but they wont which shows that they act like they are concerned but they are not. there is much bigger concern on there list than piracy so most of these articles are complete nonsense.|
|posted by (2014-05-18 02:07:10)|
|The problem is copy-writes have been expanded so far that nothing ever comes into the public domain. Originally content was protected for 10 years beyond the life of the artist, which was reasonable. But the law was changed to allow a company, with an infinite life span to hold on to content forever, or sell it to another immortal company. When songs like "Happy Birthday" and "America the Beautiful" are stolen from the public domain things have gone way to far. In most cases the artist never sees a dime of the money these blood suckers collect.||
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