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Google gets 113,668 copyright takedown requests an hour in game of cat and pirate

March 7, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Google’s playing a cat and mouse game with link-sharers on the Web and the search giant is increasingly swamped with takedown requests from rights holders, or those acting on behalf of them, mainly in the music and film industries. In the company’s latest copyright transparency report, it revealed that it received some 19 million takedown requests just last week. That’s more than double the figure seen at the same time last year and dwarfs the 4 million requests made during the same week in 2013. That means it’s processing the equivalent of 113,668 requests per hour today, with up to…

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