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Google asked to remove 235M links to copyright infringing content in 2013

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Dec
2013

Google received more than 235 million takedown requests this year from copyright holders that wanted links to copyright infringing content to be removed from Google Search, TorrentFreak revealed after looking at Google’s copyright-related transparency report. The company acted on over 90% of requests, but it rejected about 21 million takedown requests either because the requests were illegitimate or were duplicates of the links that were already removed. Takedown requests soared this year compared to 2012 and 2011, when Google received only 50 million and 10 million requests, respectively. The music industry’s anti-piracy groups BPI and RIAA have been the most active, with 41.7 million and 30.8 million links, respectively. Twentieth Century Fox, Froytal Services and Microsoft follow with 19.3 million,

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