Google receives 1,500 piracy takedown requests per minute

By Scorpus
Nov 24, 2015
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  1. Google continues to face a never ending barrage of takedown requests from companies and individuals that believe their copyrights are being violated. According to statistics from Google's latest Transparency Report, as collated by TorrentFreak, the company now receives as many as 1,500 takedown requests per minute.

    With so many takedown requests flooding into Google's inboxes, it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with reviewing them. In the past year, the number of requests received by the company has doubled, now reaching around 2.1 million per day, or 25 requests per second.

    Over the past month, 5,600 copyright owners sent 65 million takedown requests to Google relating to over 68,000 domains. On average, each domain was the subject of approximately 950 takedown requests, although the top five domains gathered a significantly higher percentage of requests.

    The vast majority of takedown requests relate to Google search links that point to pirated material, most of which are quickly dealt with. The statistics do include multiple takedown requests for the same URLs, but this isn't hugely surprising considering the massive volume of requests that Google receives every day.

    While Google are complying with most takedown requests, and the company's search results algorithm downranks most pirated content, industry groups still believe Google could do more to prevent piracy. Groups like the RIAA and MPAA want Google to completely blacklist some sites dedicated to pirated content, but so far Google has resisted blacklisting entire sites as it doesn't want to censor content.

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  2. TheBigT42

    TheBigT42 TS Member Posts: 32   +14

    Google is a search engine (mostly) not the service provider. Asking Google to remove a pirate site is like asking Garmin to remove an Address the conducts illegal activity from its GPS. It does not make sense.
    tomkaten and cliffordcooley like this.
  3. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 819   +385

    Groups like the RIAA and MPAA never make any sense. These 2 companies specifically are seeing the writing on the wall - their days are numbered. They are blood-sucking-middle-man ticks that have no business existing.
    It may be a fantasy asking for peace on earth, but with these 2 companies gone - we'll get a whole lot closer to that fantasy!! :p
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,937   +157

    If only they tried so hard at making a decent movie. I would not watch 95% of the crud they make, even if they paid me what they charge at the box office.
  5. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 797   +217

    You expect groups like RIAA and MPAA to make sense? If they made sense they would learn to monetize the internet right and adapt with the times instead of suing individuals and bankrupting them while doing nothing to affect actual pirates.
  6. umbala

    umbala TS Addict Posts: 161   +135

    Ok, can someone explain the logic behind this? The MPAA and RIAA seem to assume that people looking pirated material turn directly to Google to find that material with a simple search. Removing a LINK to the pirated material and not the material itself does absolutely nothing. Do they assume that someone looking for something they want to pirate will simply give up or better yet go out and BUY that material if it doesn't turn up in a Google search? You'd have to be a brain dead ***** to believe that.
  7. Brain dead morons, yep, pretty much sums them up.

    Good point though. If I wanted the latest movie they've out out I'm not going to directly search Google for said film.
    But then again a lot of people stream films in God awful quality (cam?) and I guess removing those results from Google would stop those dim wits finding the film.

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