A little more than four months into the year, Google has already processed copyright takedown requests for a record-breaking 100 million search results. This is a significant increase compared to last year, and the end of the takedown surge is not yet in sight.
David Lowery, a well-established musician, Martin Mills, founder of the Beggars Group, the BPI and several other representatives, including Theo Bertrand, representing Google in the UK, have discussed the delicate subject of ad-funded piracy. Two days ago, the aforementioned, plus Alexandra Scott, public policy manager at the UK-based Internet Advertising Bureau, James Barton, artist manager
From a blog post signed by the Recording Industry Association Of America we found out that 20 million takedown requests were sent to Google just last year. Furthermore, a similar number of demands were received by infringing websites. Did all this effort help? “Every day produces more results and there is no end in sight.
Bad things never come alone. After being forced to stop its connections with both the Swedish and the Norwegian Pirate Parties, The Pirate Bay is now facing another problem – Google UK has decided to down-rank the website. After being blocked by UK’s major internet providers, TPB is now receiving another hit, this time from
2012: Google releases a “Transparency Report”, pointing to takedown requests and the removal of infringing links. One year later, the Recording Industry Association of America is not happy with the search giant, blaming it for doing a really bad job. “We recognize and appreciate that Google has undertaken some positive steps to address links to