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Google has removed over 50 million 'pirate' search results from engine

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Dec 2012 21:14 User comments (1)

Google has removed over 50 million 'pirate' search results from engine According to TF, copyright holders have asked Google to remove over 50 million links to allegedly infringing webpages in the last year, alone.
As of this month, Google is now processing 500,000 supposedly infringing links every day, with the number increasing daily. As with other major sites, if Google receives a valid DMCA request it must remove said content. Google does so transparently, publishing all takedown requests online.

The most active copyright holder sending notices is unsurprisingly, the RIAA, who sent 7.8 million takedown notices this year.

Also unsurprising, were the sites that Google received the most notices for. FilesTube topped the list, with 2,273,280 links. That being said, FilesTube has over 200,000,000 links on Google, currently.

The MPAA had their usual stance: "There is a staggering amount of copyright infringement taking place every day online and much of it is facilitated by Google, as their own data shows. We couldn't agree more with Google that this data shows that our current system is not working for creators, or for Google. But we can't lose sight of the fact that it also confirms the important role that Google has to play in helping curb the theft of creative works while protecting an Internet that works for everyone."

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14.1.2013 12:29

Well I do not have problems by downloading products supported by RIAA. I do feel that enlisting search engines like Google into the battle is wrong. RIAA supported music is not my kind of music but most of the reasoning in stopping other types of downloads is misguided. I don't believe that money is lost by downloading most of these downloads.

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