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Google Search Processed a Billion DMCA Takedowns in Four Months * TorrentFreak


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Google Search’s takedown department is facing the busiest year ever. The all-time takedown total has just surged to nine billion, adding the latest billion in just four months. The list of most targeted sites has also welcomed some newcomers, with shadow library “Anna’s Archive” entering the top ten with two domain names.

dmca-google-s1Google started keeping track of all incoming DMCA takedown notices at the beginning of the last decade.

In the spring of 2012, Google formally launched its Transparency Report, sharing details on all copyright-related removal requests, including the targeted links and their senders.

In the years that followed, the DMCA takedown volume steadily increased. When it eventually hit a plateau a few years ago, we theorized that Google’s anti-piracy measures were paying off. However, pirates turned out to be stubborn and tricky to defeat.

9 Billion

Today, many pirate sites are well aware of Google’s demotion tactics and the…

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