Google takedown requests increased 1,300% over past year

Tom Pakinkis

The number of takedown requests sent to Google against websites alleged to be providing copyright-infringing access to content has sky-rocketed over the past year.

With Google’s Transparency Report providing a clear and open rundown of the DMCA takedown requests, it can be seen that the number of red flags sent to the search giant by rights holders has shot from just over 202,000 in January 2012 to 2,857,808 this week - 1,300%.

At Eurosonic Noorderslag earlier this month, Google’s copyright ...

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