Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th May 2012 16:12 UTC, submitted by azrael29a
Google "What is interesting is that you can use the new system to play around and notice that Microsoft doesn't always seem to take down from its search engine, Bing, the same links that it orders Google to takedown." Funny, but since Microsoft outsources their takedown requests to a different company, most likely just a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing.
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RE[2]: Um, duh?
by MollyC on Mon 28th May 2012 04:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Um, duh?"
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In the end, it's not so much that Microsoft cares whether you run a pirated Microsoft product, rather they want to find any way they can to stifle competition.

A good way for Microsoft to "stifle competition" is to turn a blind eye to the massive piracy of its stuff. How is issuing a piracy link "takedown request" an attempt to "stifle competition"?

Secondly, the summary says that "Microsoft outsources their takedown requests to a different company". So your rant holds zero credibility whatsoever to begin with.

Third, even if your rant had some credibility, Microsoft is the copyright owner of its own stuff, so they have a right to host links to pirated warez of their own stuff if they wanted to. Get over it.

What's likely here is that the company Microsoft outsources its takedown requests to discovered (or were told of) Google search results listing MS warez, and didn't discover (or weren't told of) the same links in Bing, because Google is used like 8 times more often than Bing. Someone using Google and finding links to MS warez and notifying the "takedown request" company is eight times more likely an event than someone using Bing and finding the same links and notifying the "takedown request" company about them, because Google is eight times more used than Bing. And the "takedown request" company likely doesn't consider passing Google takedown requests on to Bing, Ask, DuckDuckGo, etc.

Edited 2012-05-28 04:55 UTC

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