More than any other area, violations of copyright are the leading cause of removal of links to the Google search engine that responds to requests for such information. Microsoft is the most concerned.
Google updates its Transparency Report . It allows to know the places in the world of Google services are blocked (blocking government or technical problem), the number of requests for removal of content, applications for governments to obtain information about users.
This report introduces a new section on copyright . A section that seemed necessary in the effort of transparency sought by Google since violations of copyright are the leading cause of removal of links on the search engine.
During the month of April alone, Google has received for its search engine nearly 1.25 million requests for URLs to be deleted for some 24,000 targeted areas. Queries that have involved nearly 1,300 holders.
Among the main sites mentioned, there are names like FilesTube, Torrentz.eu, 4Shared or Pirate Bay. A long list could also give some ideas for a strip search of Internet …
Also for the month of April, nearly half of URLs subject to a removal request (543,748) were related to data protected by the copyright of Microsoft . So it’s a little surprise. The recording industry and film is second in the URL removal requests by the U.S. software giant.
Across a year, it’s still Microsoft who leads more than 2.5 million URLs on nearly 2,3,500 domains. The podium is completed by NBC Universal and the RIAA.
Google puts forward the notification procedure and removal of illegal content that is processed in an average of less than 11 hours. However, the Mountain View company said not to act blindly and reported erroneous or improper requests.