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Takedown Notice

  1. Google Begins Removing Search Results to Comply With 'Right to be Forgotten'

    If recent reports are to be believed, takedown requests have topped 50,000. We're showing this notice in Europe when a user searches for most names, not just pages that have been affected by a removal," Google clarified on its website.

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

    It's been our experience that a notice-and-takedown mechanism like the one envisioned by these Best Practices can be an effective means to address online infringement," Humphries said. An appropriate notice-and-takedown system - that requires...

  3. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    However, the firm sent the MP's notice to the blog's creator who willingly took the posting down. Google dismissed the notice as the video broke no laws. From July to December 2012 Google received 2,285 government requests to remove content from...

  4. 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.

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

    Although fighting online piracy is important, copyright holders alreadycan remove infringing material from the web under the DMCA notice-and-takedown procedure. Indeed, though the chief complaint amongst large content producers is that it doesn’t...

  6. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    It could really be stretching the law that someone in a position like Google/YouTube really has to do more, other than follow existing procedures for takedown. When they get a notice from a copyright owner that there is an infringing video up, then...

  7. Search and the Law: Attorney Clarke Douglas Walton

    My favorite place to send a [Digital Millennium Copyright Act” takedown notice is to the major search engines. It seems that there's an advantage that IP enforcement by the search engines has over legal jurisdiction: You can file a takedown request...

  8. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 2)

    Find out what their own takedown notice requirement guidelines are. There are two things that Chaurand-Fraser warns NOT to do when sending a DMCA takedown notice to a search engine. The most effective and efficient way for nearly all situations is...

  9. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)

    The DMCA takedown notice – further protecting the online copyright owner The DMCA takedown notice is the legal procedure for a copyright owner to have infringing material removed from an online publication.