Google received over 76 million DMCA-related takedown requests in last one month

Google received over 76 million DMCA-related takedown requests in last one month

On Monday, tech giant Google released its updated Transparency Report, revealing that it received over 76 million content-takedown requests related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the last one month. The figures revealed by Google indicate that the number of DMCA-related takedown requests has touched a new high.

The DMCA-related takedown requests seek the removal of such content from search results URLs which allegedly violates copyright.

The updated Transparency Report by Google shows that the more than 76 million DMCA-related takedown requests which the company has received in the last one-month period is nearly two-fold higher than the number of similar requests it had received in the same period in 2015.

Specifically speaking, in the same one-month period last year, the number of DMCA-related takedown requests received by Google was nearly 34 million.

The fact that Google has received more than 76 million takedown requests related to DMCA in the past one month is an indication that an increasing number of content owners are now trying to keep pirate websites out of search results and hidden from people who carry out searches for leaked album downloads, movies, and other media.

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