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Indie movie distributor sends take down requests for IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes pages

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Oct 2013 12:45 User comments (1)

Indie movie distributor sends take down requests for IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes pages Magnolia Pictures, an indie movie distributor in the U.S. has sent strange DMCA takedown requests to Google, asking the search giant to remove links to a few of their movie's IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes pages.
Thankfully, it appears that Google has refused to do so and has whitelisted many of the bigger sites.

Among the takedown requests are for URLs linking to a trailer and the IMDb listing of "Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," the RT pages for "I Give It a Year" and "Mr. Nobody" and also a few news/blurb articles in Salon.

TorrentFreak says this not the first time Magnolia has done this, either. The distributor previously sent notices to remove Hollywood Reporter articles and other non-infringing links.

DMCA takedowns have become big business for Hollywood, with Google now removing up to 8 links per second.

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1 user comment

130.10.2013 18:06

Streisand Effect now in play. Had they not done this, I probably wouldn't have even known of them or their movies. Thanks!

(opens TPB in new tab)


Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

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