Google is getting heat from Congress for not doing enough to remove infringing content from their search results. But how many DMCA takedown requests is Google actually having to go through?
Taken from Google’s Transparency Report, the above graph shows how many requests Google gets on a weekly basis – from 2011 through today. In the week of 4/28/14, Google received 5,740,103 requests. Compare that to the week of 7/02/12, when Google received 572,444 requests.
In the past month, Google has received 25,503,016 removal requests from 4,428 copyright owners.
4,576,025 ownership claims came from British trade organization BPI. 5,469,455 URLs were reported by copyright protection company Degbhan.
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