Daily Archives: February 9, 2021

GOOGLE DMCA Takedowns Surpass Five billion

A key provision of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the takedown provision that allows copyright holders to file a request to have infringing material removed from the Internet, called a DMCA takedown.

During the first week in February, Google processed its five billionth removal request. Google has been tracking DMCA takedown requests via its Transparency Report since 2012 and receives hundreds of thousands of DMCA takedown requests a day.