Thursday April 04, 2013

Studios Ask Google to Take Down Their Own Takedown Request

So you are telling me that movies studios are now complaining about DMCA takedown requests because...wait for it....wait for it...the requests are also infringements? confused

In a comical display of meta-censorship several copyright holders including 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal have sent Google takedown requests asking the search engine to take down links to takedown request they themselves sent. Google refused to comply with the movie studios requests and the "infringing" DMCA notices remain online. Meanwhile, the number of takedown notices received by Google is nearing 20 million per month.

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