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Google have removed over 100 million 'pirate' search results this year

Copyright holders ask Google to remove over 100 million 'pirate' sites
| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:21 pm

In the last 7 months, copyright holders have asked Google to remove over 100,000,000 links to infringing sites. The 100 million site figure is double what Google removed in the entire of 2012. Google are processing an average of 15 million "infringing" sites per month at the moment.




Companies are hoping to get consumers back, and in order to do that they need to take the temptation of pirate sites away. This is the reason Google are receiving millions upon millions of DCMA takedown requests. Since January of this year, Google have been asked to remove a staggering 105,300,000 links to 'pirate' websites.


If you take a look at the graph above, things have really escalated in the last twelve months. Which site got hit the most? That would be file-hosting search engine FilesTube with 5,801,661 URLs. saw 2,508,595 URLs gone, and third, with 2,166,977 URLs.


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