By indexing all copyright takedown requests online, Google is rapidly building the world’s largest database of links to pirated content
Posted: 2012/07/18 in Blocking, Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Google, Illegal File Sharing, Litigation, New Business Models, Stats / reports
Who said transparency can’t be lucrative?
Just last week, a record-breaking 719,415 new URLs were added to the takedown database. Copyright holders are responding to this effort with a comical display of meta-censorship, in which Google is asked to remove links to takedown requests, because these link to sites that link to copyrighted material.