Movie studios wants their own content removed from Google – joke?
If you have to guess what kind of companies would ask Google to remove their content from search engines because they contain piracy related information, then you would probably know the answer straight away. And indeed, it’s the movie industry. Torrentfreak is reporting that several big movie studio’s have filed DCMA requests with Google to remove pages from their search engine. Movie studios regularly do this with pirate sites to get pages that contain e.g. torrent or other download links removed from Google’s index. It’s no secret that they have automated processes in place to deal with this and it seems someone needs to update the white-list of sites that offer legitimate information or content of their movies.
Torrentfreak has listed a couple of awkward requests. For e.g. Lionsgate has has requested to remove a page containing the movie Cabin in the Woods from iTunes and Blockbuster, sites that are licensed to offer the movies for download (for money). Or what about 20th Century Fox that has send a request to Google to remove the Wikipedia page of Family Guy from their index? But it can even get worse, they’ve also send a request to remove a page on CBS.com which was also referred to as the original source in the same request.
Still, while it wouldn’t be surprising if the movie studios made the requests, Torrentfreak is wondering if there are people behind it who are joking around.
3 Comments on Movie studios wants their own content removed from Google – joke?
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- Posted on: 04 Dec 12 23:51
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- Posted on: 05 Dec 12 13:25
What were those dial-up porn-number prefixes? "976-UpYers" or something?
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- Posted on: 06 Dec 12 02:34
It's the biggest load of BS censorship. Google, please tell them to go screw themselves for me, will you?
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