Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th May 2012 22:34 UTC
Google Google has released a treasure trove of data about takedown requests regarding possible copyright violations. What may surprise some - but is actually kind of logical if you think about it - is that most requests, by far, come from Microsoft. You'll be surprised about the total amount of requests, and looking at some of them in more detail, it becomes obvious just how much certain organisations would abuse takedown power if they had it.
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The cost
by dsmogor on Fri 25th May 2012 10:23 UTC
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Processing 250k requests a week (something that can't go without human intervention) must cost a fortune, another blow to Google.
Who's gonna pay for that? As MS is competitor to google in search space they could easily use this mechanism to abuse them and artificially make other se gain competitive advantage.
That's the huge loophole I see in this legislation, as it may potentially make the whole search business commercially non-viable. Just mentioning something even if it's illegal shouldn't be punishable, that a totalitarian measure.

Edited 2012-05-25 10:28 UTC

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