Google is Seeing a Huge Surge in Copyright Takedown Requests


Excerpt: In the last week, copyright holders have submitted more than 21 million requests, an all-time record, and up almost 3x from the same time last year, as this chart from Statista based on information from Google shows. These requests mostly come about when a site blatantly copies or steals content from another site, and the original copyright owner asks Google to remove links to the offending site.

Source: Matt Rosoff, More information on this article here: Business Insider article

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