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Piracy Claims Lead Google to Axe 200 Million Search Results in 2013

The increase in takedowns isn't necessarily connected to an increase in piracy or pirated content online. Rather, it may just be because entertainment lobbies have decided to ramp up their takedown notices, according to Mitch Stoltz, a staff attorney focusing on intellectual property at the digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

"It's totally under their control how many notices they send in a year," he said in an interview with Mashable, referring to the entertainment industry lobby groups like the The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI).

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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