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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RE[2]: Comment by RichterKuato
by Radio on Fri 25th May 2012 06:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by RichterKuato"
Radio
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2009-06-20

And Google's not a government agency, so they, as a private entity, can censor whatever they want

Excuse me but I do think this is a problem.

A problem already tackled elsewhere. None of the - private - phone companies are monopolies, but they have an obligation of neutrality (which is far older than net neutrality): they can't filter your phone calls or your text messages, whatever its content.

We are regressing.

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