Google recently added piracy “Removal Requests” to its Transparency Report, and in doing so it has provoked a rather fiery response from the RIAA. On its blog, the RIAA complains about how Google’s takedown limitations — 1,000 links per request and a limited number of requests per day — fails to address the scope of music piracy on the search engine.
At face value, the RIAA’s complaints seem in line with the company’s motivations, but as Nate Anderson of Ars Technica points out, there are several companies that request far more takedowns than the RIAA. This disparity indicates that there’s not so much a problem with Google’s system as there is a desire within the RIAA to be given the ability to pull infringing sites at its sole…
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