Google’s Piracy Takedown Requests Hit By… a Takedown Request

The big movie studios are going after Google, asking the search giant to stop publishing links to the DMCA takedown requests it receives as these only add to the ways people can try to find copyrighted material. » 4/05/13 6:18am 4/05/13 6:18am

Twitter Is the One Place the Number of Copyright Notices Is Actually…

Last June, Twitter hopped on the transparency train and released its first report indexing information requests, copyright takedown notices, and removal requests from governments around the globe. Now the second report is out, with its own site and some new details on what the U.S. government in particular is doing.… » 1/28/13 11:37am 1/28/13 11:37am

Mega Passed Its First Copyright Takedown Test

In addition to protecting itself from your pirated content with its see-no-evil encryption, Kim Dotcom's Mega service aims to stay on the law's good side by playing nicely with copyright takedown requests and keeping that super important DMCA safe harbor status. So far so good, too; it's responded to an early batch… » 1/27/13 5:00pm 1/27/13 5:00pm

Google Gets Ten Times As Many Takedown Requests As It Did Six Months Ago

Back in May when Google started publishing the takedown requests it received from copyright holders, the number was fairly high, roughly 250,000 a week. That's as much as all of 2009. Now, it's even higher. As of this month, that number has reached 2.5 million. » 12/16/12 1:10pm 12/16/12 1:10pm

Facebook Took Down This Picture Because It Was Too Demeaning

Facebook, which recently took down the elbow boobs picture, also took down this picture by men's magazine Zoo Weekly. The crass post asks Facebook users if they're a boobs or butt guy, with a "clever" picture. » 11/30/12 1:00am 11/30/12 1:00am

Facebook Took Down This Picture Because It Thinks Elbows Are Boobs

Elbows and boobs. Both are great in their own special ways, but they are definitely not the same thing. You and I might know that well enough, but it seems that Facebook has a little more trouble with the distinction. That's why they took down this elbowlicious picture. » 11/26/12 2:20pm 11/26/12 2:20pm

One DMCA Notice Took Down 1.45 Million Education Blogs

We all know that DMCA notices are kinda dumb, but this is ridiculous: a single takedown request from Pearson, a textbook publisher, took down 1.45 million education blogs in one fell swoop. » 10/16/12 4:44am 10/16/12 4:44am

YouTube Takedowns Just Got Slightly Less Absurd

YouTube's automated copyright takedown system is nothing if not robust, often to the point of head-shaking ridiculousness. But even though the company's trigger-happy Content ID isn't going away any time soon, it's at least getting a much-needed kick in the pants. » 10/04/12 8:35am 10/04/12 8:35am