Monday November 28, 2016

Google Asked to Remove 1B "Pirate" Search Results in a Year

Google was asked to remove more than one billion pirate search results in 2016. That is over 1,900 search results per second, twenty four hours a day for three hundred and sixty five days straight. eek!

Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 1,000,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine over the past twelve months. A new record, in line with the continued rise of takedown requests and the increase in pressure on Google to do more to tackle piracy. Copyright holders continue to flood Google with DMCA takedown requests, targeting "pirate links" in the company’s search results. In recent years the number of notices has exploded, breaking record after record.