The RIAA Just Got Insanely Fast at Censoring Links From Google

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It should come as no surprise that the RIAA, of all organizations, plays particularly fast and loose with its DMCA takedown requests. But thanks to a ridiculous blitz, the RIAA just had its 25 millionth link removed from Google search results. And it's not slowing down.

According to TorrentFreak the RIAA hit its 20 million link milestone just last May, a number that took a whole year to reach. Now, the RIAA's racked up an additional five million in a mere six weeks. To pull that off, the RIAA has to be doling out those DMCA requests more than twice as fast as it was just months ago.


Even with this new, blistering pace, the RIAA is only the second most takedown-happy organization Google has to deal with. Number one is the Indian-based anti-piracy organization Degban which is ahead with an all-time score of around 28 mil. Still, it looks like the RIAA is running faster all the time, and at this rate they'll be number one in no time. We'll have to just wait and see if this magically solves piracy. [TorrentFreak]

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