Microsoft asks Google to censor Microsoft

Microsoft asks Google to censor Microsoft

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Microsoft asks Google to censor Microsoft

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 30 at 9:07 AM

Recently, a company working for Microsoft asked Google to remove Microsoft URLs from search results for infringing on Microsoft copyrights, according to TorrentFreak.com.

Luckily for the Redmond-based company, Google caught the erroneous Digital Millennium Copyright Act request and the submitted URLs still appear in search results.

Most copyright users depend on automated systems for DMCA requests, which sometimes result in errors, as was the case with this Microsoft request.

Since the beginning of 2013, Google has received takedown requests for more than 100 million URLs, TorrentFreak.com said.

The DMCA is a U.S. law that Congress enacted in 1998 that ensures the protection of digital copyright works.

Google is required by law to respond to copyright takedown notices.

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