Brain asks Google 86 percent more likely to remove URLs




Stichting Brein has submitted last year for 4.4 million URLs removal requests to Google, 86 percent more than a year earlier. Most removal requests were about the websites, and Files Tube.

Where Brein in 2013 wanted to 2.4 million URLs have to delete that last year there were already so 2 million more, it appears from the report of transparency Google. Brain wants to remove the URLs on behalf of associate members, such as film distributors and record labels. “Our beneficiaries have given more titles to have it removed,” says director Tim Kuik of Brein the rise.

Last year, the average number of takedown requests down to 84,000 per week; a year earlier was still 45,000 times per week. Especially in the spring and summer were submitted many removal requests. In total – between September 2012 and Friday morning – Brain Google has instructed them removed 6.9 million URLs.

Although these requests for 4.4 million deletions is not known how many URLs eventually removed; Google may decide not remove content. “But our bounce rate is quite low,” says Kuik, although he no concrete number to call. “Often, urls not deleted because another party URLs previously reported,” the Brain Director.

If Google agrees to a takedown notice, references in the search index of the search engine removed to the conscious URLs. That always happens in absolute terms often: the number of takedown requests in 2011 was still far above the one hundred thousand a week, now it comes to millions of requests per week. Google removes links to copyright infringement in order to prevent that the search giant is liable for them there.

The removal requests are not made by hand. “We have techniques there,” says Kuik. “We look for automatically protected material.” Taking his precautions to prevent false positives, search results that are actually no copyright violations at all, he says. So does the organization samples.


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