The top 10 websites copyright holders want off the Internet

Google regularly receives requests to remove content that may infringe copyright, which the company documents as part of its transparency report.

The requests are to remove web pages from Google search results.

The latest data from Google shows that between 12 September 2015 and 12 September 2016, 341,000 website were affected by copyright takedown notices.

835 million URLs were removed during the period.

“Our data comes from the information provided by copyright owners and their representatives when they submit copyright removal requests,” said Google.

The table below shows the top 10 websites for which Google has received requests to remove content due to copyright.

The websites are ranked according to the total number of URLs requested to be removed since Google started tracking the notices.

Domain Copyright Owners Reporting Organisations URLs 5,098 1,221 47,216,167 6,221 1,537 24,660,046 6,155 1,251 18,511,821 3,605 653 15,723,663 48 30 14,496,988 444 27 12,186,147 4,204 1,328 11,544,246 1,468 140 11,436,785 6,102 972 11,124,738 7,059 2,561 8,707,697

Requests over time

The graph below shows the volume of takedown requests Google has received since July 2012.

The company said it will push back at requests which fail to include necessary information or if they are suspected to be fraudulent.


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