The automated system Microsoft uses to send copyright infringement notices to Google has made a series of embarrassing mistakes in recent months.

Its latest error came last week in a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice telling Google to remove Web search links that allegedly infringe the copyrights for Microsoft Office. (TorrentFreak reported on the mishap earlier today.) Among the 635 allegedly infringing URLs, Microsoft listed four from Microsoft.com itself: A SharePoint tutorial, a database conversion tutorial, a page describing how to use digital certificates, and a Microsoft customer support forum thread that discusses license keys. More troublingly, the DMCA notice listed an open source project for creating and sharing SharePoint sites as infringing Microsoft copyright. Microsoft also asked Google to remove a link to the Wikipedia page on Microsoft Office 2007.     

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