Google Search Receives Fewer Takedown Notices Than Before – TorrentFreak

Following years of increases in the volume of takedown requests, the tide appears to be turning at Google search. The number of received DMCA notices for alleged pirate links has dropped 25% compared to 2016. That’s the first downward trend since Google started counting.

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Reddit Copyright Complaints Jump 138% But Almost Half Get Rejected – TorrentFreak

As part of its now annual Transparency Report, Reddit has revealed that copyright complaints sent to the platform under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act jumped 138% in 2017. While the leap is significant, the numbers involved a still surprisingly low for a platform of its size.

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Are Torrent Sites Using DMCA Notices to Quash Their Competition? – TorrentFreak

It’s well known that copyright holders can use DMCA notices to remove infringing content from search engines such as Google. However, it appears that torrent sites are also being targeted by fraudulent requests, possibly submitted their own competitors. Every day, copyright holders send out millions of takedown notices to various services, hoping to protect their works.

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Time to Rethink Copyright Safe Harbors? 2017 in Review

Platform safe harbors have been in the crosshairs of copyright industry lobbyists throughout 2017. All year EFF has observed them advancing their plans around the world to weaken or eliminate the legal protections that have enabled the operation of platforms as diverse as YouTube, the Internet…

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