Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday August 24, 2012

Google URL Takedown Requests Up 1137% In 2011

Somehow the news that takedown requests are up 100% in a month doesn't seem like a big deal after seeing a headline like this. eek!

The massive wave of DMCA takedowns sent by rightsholders to Google in recent months is growing at an astonishing rate. During the past month the number of takedown requests received by the search giant doubled to almost 1.5 million URLs per week. To put that into perspective, exactly one year ago weekly URL takedowns numbered just 131,577 per week, an increase of 1,137%.