The word Google is on every person words, it’s all around us from laptop to smartphones using the services of Google on the internet. With copyright holders company has ferociously battled against piracy throughout 2016. There were some upshots which were unnatural. According to the transparency report of the company, Google received take-down request of more than 1 billion during the year of 2016 and from those 914 million request were approved. Let`s go through some details on the matter and compare it with the year 2015. Comparing to the request filing in the year 2015, the number of take-down request were impressive, in the year 2015 there were around 558 million received request by the company. If these numbers are huge for you then get this, a near 100 percent increase in the year 2016 of requests.
More than 900 Million Request were Approved by Google This Year.
As the suggested numbers, 24.1 million request were received by Google for the week ending in the month of September, dated 19, of last year. From the previous record this was an increased figure at 22.7 million request in April of the same year. To summarize all it up without the slang, more than 900 million links were removed by Google which carried pirated content or copyright infringements. From the result there were more than 352,000 websites get affected. Those who filed the requests, mostly were filed by the UK music industry`s BPI initiating the takedowns of more than 82 million requests. Others which includes Fox, Microsoft, HBO and NBC Universal.
For the music industry of US, URLs of about 12 million were requested to be removed, as an sufficient amount of take-downs company received from around the world. It consist of its own guidelines that enables it to determine if a particular request should be removed or not which means that any copyright holder can only request the company to take-down a specific URL as it is totally on Google if they want to remove it or not. Therefore, removal of any link is all in the hands of the search engine leader.
As seen above the request take-downs have increased over the year, nevertheless, in the search engine Google continues to improve it to ensure that visitors get the most relevant results to their questions or problems.
Furthermore, it is also ensured by the company that the private webistes do not get the upper hand in the provision of the pirated content. Later on, a lot will be revealed so stay tuned folks, there`s more to come.