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Author Topic: GoOgle Blocks 51. Million Links  (Read 967 times)

Tinman57

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GoOgle Blocks 51. Million Links
« on: December 29, 2012, 07:46:57 PM »
Google spiked 50M searches in 2012
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Google, the Internet search leader, removed more than 50 million links from search results this year for allegedly infringing the intellectual property of copyright holders.

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According to an analysis of Google's weekly "transparency reports" performed by TorrentFreak editor ErnestoVan Der Sar, 51.5 million links to web pages allegedly infringing on copyrighted material were removed from search results in 2012.

"Nearly all of these web pages are no longer showing up in Google's search results," Van Der Sar reported.

Google, like any other website on the Internet, is obliged by federal law -- namely, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- to take down content when it receives a DCMA request from a copyright holder.

http://www.pcworld.c...earches-in-2012.html

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Re: GoOgle Blocks 51. Million Links
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 10:57:47 PM »

Then I love how they can say stuff like this with a straight face:

"For example, an online storage service called Hotfile sued Warner Bros. Entertainment after that company's automated system flooded Hotfile with thousands of DCMA takedown requests for material Warner had no rights to.

Under the DMCA, any person making bad takedown requests can be penalized with monetary damages. Warner's defense in the Hotfile case is a person didn't make the bogus requests. A computer did. "

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Re: GoOgle Blocks 51. Million Links
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 05:50:32 PM »
Then I love how they can say stuff like this with a straight face:

"For example, an online storage service called Hotfile sued Warner Bros. Entertainment after that company's automated system flooded Hotfile with thousands of DCMA takedown requests for material Warner had no rights to.

Under the DMCA, any person making bad takedown requests can be penalized with monetary damages. Warner's defense in the Hotfile case is a person didn't make the bogus requests. A computer did. "


  There's a way around that lie too, just put a lawsuit against the computer owners.  Someone had to have programmed it to do just that, it obviously didn't write it's own code....