Google Was Asked to Censor Furious 7 IMDb PageAdded: Friday, July 24th, 2015
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Google has received an unfortunate takedown notice from Universal Pictures. The problem is that the movie group wanted the tech company to take down the IMDb listing for one of its own movies, along with other authorized content. Google is preparing to respond to the self-censorship effort. The company confirmed that they are currently investigating the notice.
Google receives dozens of millions of DMCA notices every month from the rights owners, who are trying to make piracy less visible. However, some of these requests are not as accurate as they should be. The problem is that most of these requests are automated, and the copyright holders don’t check their validity. This is why lots of questionable demands are filed. A dubious DMCA notice from Universal Pictures is just another example, as it targets some absolutely legitimate links. It seems that the tracking company hired by Universal Pictures to do the job failed to properly screen the request, because it includes the official IMDb page of the blockbuster Furious 7.
IMDb is actually one of the top sources to find information on films and TV series, so it is clear that having a certain page de-listed from search result can’t help to prevent piracy in any way.
Furious 7 was not the only target of IMDb notices: Universal Pictures also requested to remove “copyright infringing” links to the movie Hacker. Moreover, for some reason, the movie studio made an unfortunate mistake asking the tech giant to remove a news article from Techdirt, which covered the leak of personal data from Hacking Team. The most interesting request made by Universal Pictures was for Google to remove http://127.0.0.1 from the search results.
It should be noted that the mistakes were made by the French branch of Universal Pictures, which only recently started sending takedown notices to the search engine. Google has already reported about 200 URLs including the mistakes. But Universal Pictures in just the copyright owner, while takedown notices are sent by Trident Media Guard, the private company which is also known to be engaged in file-sharing network monitoring for the government’s “three-strikes” scheme.
Fortunately, Google hasn’t removed any of the inaccurately reported URLs, as it takes its time to check the validity of the claims.
Friday, July 24th, 2015
|Seems more and more lik google needs to go. They are a "search engine" that has and is failing. They either need to search proper or stand aside and let someone else like duck,duck,go, do it or even unbelievably Bing?!|
Stand up google or stand down, but do something
|posted by (2015-07-25 02:14:13)|
|there are plenty of other search engines.|
|posted by (2015-07-25 06:18:06)|
|GoodGopher is "New Search Engine Filters Out CIA's Mainstream Media. The cia has controlled most of media since Operating Mockingbird in the 1950's.||
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