Google Received over 550m DMCA Notices Last YearAdded: Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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The search giant was asked to remove about 558 million allegedly infringing links from its search results last year, which is 60% more than in 2014. The company believes that the continued surge proves that the DMCA takedown process bears fruit, but copyright owners still remain discontent.
Google has been overloaded with DMCA takedown notices in recent years, with copyright holders increasingly targeting links to unauthorized content. Most of the notices originated from the music and movie industries and targeted thousands of different websites. The volume of takedown requests keeps increasing, and this trend continued in 2015.
Although Google didn’t report yearly figures, the TorrentFreak team processed all its weekly reports and concluded that the number of URLs submitted by the rights holders in 2015 surpassed the 558m mark. They point out that it is the first time ever that the number of reported links has surpassed half a billion in a year. This figure is an increase of 60% compared to 2014, when Google processed 345m pirate links.
It is known that most of the reported links are being removed from Google’s results, but sometimes the company takes no action if the submitted links are not infringing or have already been taken down. According to statistics, most takedown requests in 2015 were sent for the domains rapidgator.net, chomikuj.pl and uploaded.net – over 7m targeted URLs each. As for the most active outfit, the UK music industry group BPI alone sent about 65 million reported links. Overall, 27,000 rights owners targeted about 330,000 different domain names, but Google and various copyright holders interpret these numbers differently: while the search engine boasts that it has taken various measures to help the right owners, including swift removals (but rejecting broader actions, like the removal of entire domain names), copyright holders don’t appreciate these actions. Both the music and movie industry just keep demanding that clearly infringing websites should be barred from Google’s index entirely, and that Google must ensure that pirated content stays down.
In other words, the tech giant claims that the billion reported URLs proves that the DMCA takedown process is working properly, while the copyright owners interpret it as a signal of an unbeatable game of whack-a-mole.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, January 7th, 2016
|YouTube is the largest pirate site on the Internet. Almost everything Big Papi has uploaded can be found in YouTube first : /|
|It's just impossible for Google to take down every copyrighted|
infringing links. Just a losing battle. It's funny YouTube is the
largest pirate site on the Internet and you never hear anyone
mention a thing about them. You have to wonder why.
|posted by (2016-01-05 23:02:02)|
|@ ZerlindaX, YouTube is owned by Google.|
|@ Linkiss, that explain everything. that's where I get|
all my full-length music CDs from.
|Google's Bread is fresh as a wedding cake||
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