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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Workable?
by Lorin on Fri 25th May 2012 02:55 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

Not really, it is not the job or responsibility of a search engine to censor what results are returned on a search, the responsibility lies solely with the owners of the individual sites.

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RE: Workable?
by gagol on Fri 25th May 2012 03:14 in reply to "Workable?"
gagol Member since:
2012-05-16

The only loophole I can see is that in the process of serving search results, google have to cache the content, thus hosting it.

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RE[2]: Workable?
by daddio on Sun 27th May 2012 18:19 in reply to "RE: Workable?"
daddio Member since:
2007-07-14

Caching just enough content to index and link to the original is
Textbook. Fair. use.

If the "orginal" happens to be infringing, there (at eh infringing site) your (you the copyright holder) problem.

Copyright aggregators want to use the search engine to find infringement and then prevent everyone else from doing what they did.

They should be rewarded with a system that just filters the results for them and their agents ;) . The pirate bay should be blocked from all MPAA ip addresses and youtube should be unreachable from Viacom!

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