Warner Bros. Listed Its Own Website in Takedown RequestAdded: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
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The movie studio is never tired of trying to prevent its infringed content from showing up in search results, but recently it went as far as to asking Google to take down its own website, claiming that some of its pages contain illegal material.
Warner Bros. believes that Google facilitates finding pirated content and wants it to remove websites like The Pirate Bay from search results entirely. The movie studio is doing its best by reporting pirated content to Google and asking it to be removed from the results. Like the entire entertainment industry, Warner Bros. intensified its efforts and thus far it has flagged over 4m allegedly infringing links. The problem is that not all of the reports are accurate – and this week’s example proves this.
Through its anti-piracy partner Vobile, the Hollywood studio asked the search engine to censor its own URLs from the search results, including the official Warner page of the 2008 Batman movie The Dark Knight and another Warnerbros.com URL for the sci-fi classic The Matrix. So, Vobile asks the search giant to remove this link from search results acting on behalf of the studio. A few days earlier, a similar takedown notice targeted Warner’s website, claiming that the official page for The Lucky One is infringing its copyrights.
In this case, Warner Bros. only hurts itself with such takedown requests. But the problem is that its own website is not the only erroneously targeted domain. It also targets a link to the Amazon store, selling or renting a copy of The Dark Knight, as well as a link to Batman Begins in the Sky Cinema store, long with the movie’s official IMDb page.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
|all i can say is..............dickheads.|
|posted by (2016-09-07 20:25:36)|
|ya just can't fix stupid|
|Google and the ISP should charge take down fees to the copyright trolls. $20,000.00 per take down. After all its a service so they can charge them.|
|posted by (2016-09-08 06:17:58)|
|@STEVENS813... The problem with that is they are required to comply with takedown requests by law, or risk a lawsuit. What they SHOULD do is bring a change in how takedown requests are handled ... every FALSE/FAKE takedown request, or request to take down LEGITIMATE content/businesses will result in the next 1000 requests being automatically dismissed, HOWEVER any false requests to take down THEIR OWN CONTENT will be automatically GRANTED, with a 7 day reinstatement policy (Site can't be reinstated until 7 days after the initial takedown).|
Doing that for a while will GUARANTEE the companies will start monitoring their takedown requests a LOT more carefully ... ESPECIALLY after their own site is taken down for 7 days at-a-time for a time or two. (Imagine losing 1/52 of your yearly online revenue for EACH mistake ... that's a big hit for some of these companies.)
|posted by (2016-09-09 00:06:28)|
|This goes to show that these companies have to much power, and the ppl in charge don't know what the hell they're doing. Some Exec @ WB probably typed "watch Such and such movie" into google, then told their Admin Asst to copy each link and hand it over to Vobile. Then, Vobile starts to send out TD notices without actually doing researching, probably thinking WB did the pro0per research needed.|
|Greed. Movie/Game studios hate piracy, yet they are solely responsible for it. Can one even imagine how much money these groups pour into anti piracy? Having arguably no real effect to piracy rates but still dumping money into it, money that they add to the cost of their movies/games/etc thus making the media more expensive and leading to more piracy.|
Like, they could make up for piracy simply in the savings of not fighting it. Then they wouldn't be able to justify charging so much and more people could buy their media.
|Wow, I would have loved to see what WB would have done when Google actually pulled through with the site takedowns. Would've had a great laugh at this shit.||
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