Copyright holders proceed to flood Google with DMCA takedown requests, asking the corporate to take away pirate hyperlinks from its search results. In current years the variety of reported URLs has exploded, surging to unprecedented heights. Since Google first began to report the quantity of takedown requests in its Transparency Report, the corporate has been… Léigh Níos Mó »
Every day, copyright holders ship out thousands and thousands of takedown notices to varied providers, hoping to guard their works. A few days in the past the operators of sports activities streaming web site soccerstreams.net knowledgeable the developer platform GitHub that a duplicate of their code was being made obtainable with out permission. A few… Léigh Níos Mó »
It’s no secret that copyright holders are trying to take down as much pirated content as they can, but targeting open source software is not something we see every day. Paramount Pictures recently sent a DMCA takedown to Google, listing a copy of the popular operating system Ubuntu. An honest mistake, perhaps, but a worrying one.
HBO, Paramount Pictures and other copyright holders are sending takedown notices for torrent links that have never existed. The notices accuse sites of distributing recent movies and TV-shows. Mar sin féin, the services in question have been down for a year, showing that anti-piracy groups automatically generate links based on hashes without any verification.
In a fresh takedown notice Hollywood movie studio Warner Bros. is targeting the BestOfStreamingVideo subreddit, a community dedicated to sharing links to pirated streams of movies and TV-shows. Thus far this hasn’t had any effect, mar sin féin, and according to one of the moderators, Warner Bros. should focus its efforts on building a better legal movie platform instead.
Daniel Yankelevits, one of the top legal executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment, has asked Google to remove a leaked email published by Wikileaks after the 2014 hack. The top executive used a copyright takedown notice to bury an email which exposes his personal salary, claiming “it’s not right.”