Torrent Freak highlights the extent of the problem ” GoogleÂs transparency report shows that copyright holders have asked the company to remove four billion links to alleged copyright-infringing content. The majority or these requests, more than 90%, were indeed removed or put on aÂ preemptive blacklist.
The four billion links were reported byÂ 168,180 copyright holders who identifiedÂ 2,283,811 separate domains. These domains also include false positives, including websites ofÂ The White House,Â the FBI,Â Disney,Â Netflix, theÂ New York Times, and evenÂ TorrentFreak.
Â 4 BillionÂ ”
However this means that the takedown process works but its whack-a-mole- as millions then get posted.Â
ÂAlthough this would reduce our operational burden, whole-site removal is ineffective and can easily result in the censorship of lawful material,Â Google wrote in its latest overview of anti-piracy measures, published late last year.
The last word goes to Torrent Freak ” As such, the four billion reported links will likely be five billion by the end of next year.”