Google is regularly bombarded with notices to remove links to infringing content from its search results—nearly 34 million last month alone.
The search giant also routinely gets hit with bogus notices, too, and Google often denies them. It’s all part of the copyright Whac-a-Mole game courtesy of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). For the most part, the DMCA requires Internet companies like Google to remove links to infringing content at a rightsholder’s request or face legal liability.
At Ars, we don’t normally report on ridiculous claims for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that they are so common that they’re not usually newsworthy. That said, it’s worth pointing out some of the more recent bizarre ones—those coming from German-based Total Wipes Music Group. The company told Ars on Monday that it didn’t mean to bombard Google with the bogus notices; rather, a faulty “script” was to blame.
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