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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Youtube?
by umccullough on Fri 10th Aug 2012 21:09 UTC
umccullough
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2006-01-26

So, does this mean Youtube will go down substantially in their ranking?...

Will it by chance be weighted against the number of non-infringing pages on the same site?

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RE: Youtube?
by chithanh on Sat 11th Aug 2012 04:43 in reply to "Youtube?"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

YouTube uses the Content ID program to avoid DMCA takedown notices. This has recently been brought to public attention again through the blocking of the NASA Curiosity video.

Also I presume that the copyright removal notices that Google receives for their search are relevant, not those that YouTube receives.

So I presume that other video streaming sites which not cooperate with rights holders as well as YouTube will be punished more.

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