Google asked to take down 1,500 pirate links every minute

Google currently processes an average of 1,500 takedown requests for links to alleged pirated content every minute, according to a report by TorrentFreak.

This is double the amount of removal requests the company received last year, according to the report.

“In recent years, copyright holders have flooded Google with DMCA takedown notices, asking the company to delete links to pirated content,” said TorrentFreak.

“The number of requests issued has increased dramatically. In 2011, the search engine received only a few hundred takedown notices per day, but in the same period it now processes more than two million pirate links.”

“This translates to 1,500 links per minute, or 25 per second.”

5,600 copyright holders, 65 million links

TorrentFreak reported that Google has received takedown notices from 5,609 copyright holders targeting 65 million links – spanning 68,484 domain names – over the past month.

“Most of the reported URLs point to pirated content and the associated links are often swiftly removed from Google’s search results.”

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