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

Wednesday December 30, 2015

Google Asked To Remove 558M "Pirate" Links In 2015

Over a half a billion takedown requests in a single year has to be some kind of record. I'm not saying they are taking this too far but that's 63,927 take down requests per hour for an entire year. eek!

Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 560,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine in 2015. The staggering number is an increase of 60% compared to the year before. According to Google the continued surge is a testament that the DMCA takedown process is working, but some copyright holders disagree.