Google has filed a lawsuit towards two males who allegedly used Google’s DMCA course of “aimed toward eradicating a whole lot of hundreds of their opponents’ web site URLs from Google Search outcomes,” the lawsuit writes (PDF right here).
The lawsuit says the “Defendants have weaponized copyright legislation’s notice-and-takedown course of and used it not for its meant goal of expeditiously eradicating infringing content material, however as an alternative to have the reputable content material of their opponents eliminated primarily based on false allegations. This was first reported by Torrentfreak who stated they focused “as much as 620,000 URLs.”
The 2 defendants allegedly created “a minimum of 65 Google accounts so they might submit hundreds of fraudulent notices of copyright infringement towards greater than 117,000 third-party
web site URLs.”
I’ve all the time heard of individuals claiming they’ll use the DMCA course of to harm their opponents, I assume Google had sufficient of this and needed to ship a warning to anybody utilizing this on a mass scale?
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