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Google has to remove 1 million infringing links from search engine, monthly

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 May 2012 13:33 User comments (5)

Google has to remove 1 million infringing links from search engine, monthly Google has revealed the interesting data this week.
The search giant has to remove more than 1 million links to infringing content each month, including links to movies, music, software and video games from its search results.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft sent the most requests during the month, sending a full 543,378.

As part of the DMCA, the company must remove links if they have been reported by copyright holders. Google admits it complies with over 97 percent of requests, which must be submitted via an online form and is then approved by a Google algorithm or a dedicated team.

For those other 2-3 percent, the requests are rejected "because the form is incomplete, the web page doesn't exist or we look at it and say we don't think it is infringing."

Outside of Microsoft, the BPI and NBC sent the next most requests, totaling about 300,000. The sites with the most links removed were filestube.com, torrents.eu and 4shared.com.

In total, Google 1.24 million requests from 1,296 copyright owners.

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5 user comments

126.5.2012 2:38
josefene
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Nothing surprises me with microsoft at all the greedy mongrels will do anything for money as if they aren't rich enough anyway greed always brings greed

214.6.2012 11:38

Originally posted by josefene:
Nothing surprises me with microsoft at all the greedy mongrels will do anything for money as if they aren't rich enough anyway greed always brings greed
YEAH!!!

You tell 'em, champ. People wanting to stop others from stealing their property; how appalling.

316.6.2012 3:45

Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by josefene:
Nothing surprises me with microsoft at all the greedy mongrels will do anything for money as if they aren't rich enough anyway greed always brings greed
YEAH!!!

You tell 'em, champ. People wanting to stop others from stealing their property; how appalling.
Oh yes, I remember. We all became "thieves" when they introduced VCRs and then later the hard-drive recording devices for "stealing" the TV programs we missed. I guess we were "stealing" too when we borrowed a friend's DVD to watch something we hadn't paid for. But then I suppose you, as a fully paid-up member of the clergy, would never have done any of those things, would you?
Bless me, father, for I have sinned. I have "stolen" series 2 of Friends from the producers and I am truly penitent. I have watched my friend's pay TV without paying a single penny. Will I get into heaven, father? Will I be damned for ever for my crimes?
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416.6.2012 10:52

Originally posted by blaster4:
Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by josefene:
Nothing surprises me with microsoft at all the greedy mongrels will do anything for money as if they aren't rich enough anyway greed always brings greed
YEAH!!!

You tell 'em, champ. People wanting to stop others from stealing their property; how appalling.
Oh yes, I remember. We all became "thieves" when they introduced VCRs and then later the hard-drive recording devices for "stealing" the TV programs we missed. I guess we were "stealing" too when we borrowed a friend's DVD to watch something we hadn't paid for. But then I suppose you, as a fully paid-up member of the clergy, would never have done any of those things, would you?
Bless me, father, for I have sinned. I have "stolen" series 2 of Friends from the producers and I am truly penitent. I have watched my friend's pay TV without paying a single penny. Will I get into heaven, father? Will I be damned for ever for my crimes?
Hello, welcome to the internet. You must be new here.

Here's some help; if you're going to quote someone, have your reply be relevant to what you've quoted.

516.6.2012 17:01

Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by blaster4:
Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by josefene:
Nothing surprises me with microsoft at all the greedy mongrels will do anything for money as if they aren't rich enough anyway greed always brings greed
YEAH!!!

You tell 'em, champ. People wanting to stop others from stealing their property; how appalling.
Oh yes, I remember. We all became "thieves" when they introduced VCRs and then later the hard-drive recording devices for "stealing" the TV programs we missed. I guess we were "stealing" too when we borrowed a friend's DVD to watch something we hadn't paid for. But then I suppose you, as a fully paid-up member of the clergy, would never have done any of those things, would you?
Bless me, father, for I have sinned. I have "stolen" series 2 of Friends from the producers and I am truly penitent. I have watched my friend's pay TV without paying a single penny. Will I get into heaven, father? Will I be damned for ever for my crimes?
Hello, welcome to the internet. You must be new here.

Here's some help; if you're going to quote someone, have your reply be relevant to what you've quoted.
Copyright is what we're talking about, Father Ted. And my reply IS relevant. Microsoft is only one of many who, like the film companies and broadcasters, accuse us of "stealing" their products. And you being condescending shows ill-breeding and says more about you than it says about others who disagree with you.

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