Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2012 20:46 UTC
Google "Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results. This ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily - whether it's a song previewed on NPR's music website, a TV show on Hulu or new music streamed from Spotify." Wait, did I hear someone say the Google Play store needs content too? Joking aside, understandable move.
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by Moredhas on Fri 10th Aug 2012 21:12 UTC
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This is a great idea, providing they go to reasonable lengths to ensure a copyright infringement notice is "valid". What constitutes a valid infringement? Can Viacom just bomb a site into the ground with a thousand well formatted (and thus legally valid) infringement notices, or do they need to be investigated and deemed valid and accurate?

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