The search giant has to remove more than 1 million links to infringing content each month, including links to movies, music, software and video games from its search results.
Unsurprisingly, Microsoft sent the most requests during the month, sending a full 543,378.
As part of the DMCA, the company must remove links if they have been reported by copyright holders. Google admits it complies with over 97 percent of requests, which must be submitted via an online form and is then approved by a Google algorithm or a dedicated team.
For those other 2-3 percent, the requests are rejected "because the form is incomplete, the web page doesn't exist or we look at it and say we don't think it is infringing."
Outside of Microsoft, the BPI and NBC sent the next most requests, totaling about 300,000. The sites with the most links removed were filestube.com, torrents.eu and 4shared.com.
In total, Google 1.24 million requests from 1,296 copyright owners.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 May 2012 13:33