Google refreshes Transparency Report for copyrights removal

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In 2012, Google began disclosing the number of requests they got from copyright owners to remove Google search results because they allegedly link to infringing report. It was a brilliant effort by Google to increase transparency around the flow of information online.

Since then the report has not changed very much. Now Google has released a new version of the report that makes it easier for you to understand the data. Key points that make it much easier to understand are:

  • Removal request examples: These illustrate the range of things we’re asked to remove and the decisions we make in
  • New explore the data page: Search removal requests database and see details about reporting organizations and copyright owners.
  • Explanation: How copyright notice and takedown is applied to Google search.
Google has also made a few updates to other sections of the Transparency Report.

Source: Google Blog