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  1. Bing Launches Search Removal Request Form in Europe

    At last check in mid-June, already some weeks after Google started accepting takedown requests, Microsoft said they were still working on it. Microsoft's search engine Bing has finally responded to the recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) "right...

  2. Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

    Google reportedly received 12,000 completed takedown forms on the day it published its response to the ECJ's "right to be forgotten" ruling, and as of last week had racked up a total of 41,000. Google plans to flag links that it censors due to...

  3. Google Must 'Forget' Unfavorable Search Results in Europe

    When asked about how they would process removals and when it will take effect, a Google spokesperson stated, "The ruling has significant implications for how we handle takedown requests. Should you be allowed to say what you want to, or report what...

  4. New MPAA Report Blames Google, Search Engines for Piracy

    The MPAA claimed that many of the incidents of piracy it has seen could be pinned on search engines and suggested that takedown requests have a positive impact on its members. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has completed a study...

  5. Google, Top Ad Networks Team With White House to Fight Piracy, Counterfeiting

    Fred Humphries, VP of US Government Affairs at Microsoft said the takedown requests that form part of the proposed best practices have worked well for Microsoft in the past. It's been our experience that a notice-and-takedown mechanism like the one...

  6. Google Defeated in Russian YouTube Censorship Case

    It’s no secret that Google receives thousands of government requests worldwide to takedown content each year, and the search engine reported it doescomply at times. In February, Google filed an appeal in Russia to challenge the censorship of a...

  7. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    From July to December 2012 Google received 2,285 government requests to remove content from its platforms, an all-time high. Google reported in its bi-annual transparency report that government requested takedowns are up from the first half of last...

  8. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    YouTube denied Viacom's allegations, saying that it respects the rights of content owners and complies with takedown requests when it gets them. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a...

  9. Google Warns Secretive Government Group Could Kill Open Web

    The site encourages users to take part in governance efforts and make their voices heard through various campaigns aimed at stopping web censorship and takedown efforts. Google has seen itself at the center of a number of government censorship and...

  10. Google: Nearly 6 Million Requests to Remove Search Results This Month

    Earlier this month, Google announced that sites with more DMCA takedown requests would begin ranking lower in search results. Google received almost 6 million URL search removal requests in the last month as copyright holders continue their fight...

  11. Google: Sites With More DMCA Takedown Requests Will Rank Lower in Search Results

    The company said that it would be adding a number of criteria to its ranking process which will take into account the number of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requests a site has received.