Thursday, February 23, 2017

Google: 99.95% of Recent ‘Trusted’ DMCA Notices Were Bogus

I'm not going to say the system is broken....but the system is broken. Seriously, how in the hell do you end up with 99.95% bogus DMCA notices?

In comments submitted to a U.S. Copyright Office consultation, Google has given the DMCA a vote of support, despite widespread abuse. Noting that the law allows for innovation and agreements with content creators, Google says that 99.95% of URLs it was asked to take down last month didn't even exist in its search indexes.