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Google receives a million takedown notices daily

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Aug 2014 14:33

Google receives a million takedown notices daily According to a new report, Google received over 1 million takedown notices per day over the last week, for a total of 7.8 million for the week, 10 percent higher than the previous record that was set just one week prior.
When Google first began publishing the amount of DMCA notices it was receiving, it was in the low hundreds for the year, mainly from the same record labels and outfits like the MPAA. That number has grown exponentially over time, and only seems to be getting larger.

While Google's bots are very good at catching what is truly piracy and what is not, the company has confirmed that some links are removed in error whether or not they really have anything infringing.

Millions of these requests are mistakes, abuses or do not include any copyright material so Google disregards them. Of course, plenty really do have pirated material. One thing is clear, 1 million takedown notices per day is just the beginning.

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Ernesto

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