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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    After Google rejected a May 2012 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request over a photo of himself sticking his tongue out, a minority owner of the Miami Heat has sued the search engine and the blogger responsible for posting the...

  10. Google Failing on Piracy, Claims RIAA, Hollywood Agent

    In a blog post, the RIAA bemoans Google's polices dealing with copyright infringement takedown requests. It accused Google of deliberately limiting the number of site takedown requests copyright holders can submit.

  11. YouTube-Viacom Copyright Lawsuit Resurrected by Appeals Court Ruling

    YouTube may have been aware of infringements prior to takedown notifications, a violation of the DMCA which would possibly nullify the protections, according to Cabranes. The U.S. Court of Appeals has resurrected Viacom's $1 billion copyright...

  12. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    SOPA aimed to stop that gap with takedown at the DNS level, one of its more hotly contested provisions, and to appear to address concerns surfaced from the debate over COICA s a lot to take in, I know.