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NBC and Warner Bros flex bully muscles, and tell Google to de-list Mega from its search results

NBC Universal and Warner Bros ask Google to de-list Mega homepage

By Charles Gantt on May 28, 2013 at 11:40 am CDT - 0 mins, 56 secs reading time

Both NBC Universal and Warner Bros have filed an official request asking Google to de-list Mega.co.nz from its search results, even though Mega's homepage does not list any links or mention any of its content.

NBC and Warner Bros flex bully muscles, and tell Google to de-list Mega from its search results | TweakTown.com

This unwarranted action comes hot on the heels of two DMCA request filed by the Hollywood giants that cite copyright infringement on the films Mama and Gangster Squad. While I understand the takedown request for the files, I do not understand the de-list request at all. Mega encrypts every file on its website and has no way of knowing what file is legal and what file is illegal. In my opinion, the request to de-list is just a bully tactic to try and intimidate the site's founder, Kim Dotcom.

"This is in line with the unreasonable content industry behavior we have experienced for years," said Dotcom. "The constant abuse of takedown rules and the ignorance of DMCA obligations by the content industry are based on the confidence that the current U.S. administration is protecting this kind of behavior. The political contract prosecution of Megaupload is the best example."

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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