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Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Intellectual Property, Internet |

Microsoft, Windows 8 and abuse through the DMCA

Microsoft, Windows 8 and abuse through the DMCA

One of the current problems around notifications (Digital Millennium Act) in the United States by rights holders is carried out through an automated system. This means that probably makes a “sweep” web searching keywords … which results in the very Microsoft has tried to shoot down targets as the BBC , Wikipedia or the U.S. government itself.

As at TorrentFreak have, in recent months the number of applications for demolition by the DMCA by rights holders has increased dramatically, thus beginning to turn the network into a mess of difficult solution.

A problem caused by the way the owners seek offenses, often through automated systems are then passed to tell Google or other sites. These automated tools are not always right and a clear example of this was seen last week by reports of Google.

is trying to avoid these days any attempt to copy and / or distribution of the beta of Windows 8. Under this premise, the company notified the giant list of 65 “offenders”, 65 sites of which almost half of the URL have nothing to do with “piracy” of software.

Some names among them include AMC Theatres, BBC, Buzzfeed, CNN, HuffPo, TechCrunch, RealClearPolitics, Rotten Tomatoes, ScienceDirect, Washington Post, Wikipedia and even the U.S. government.

And it is not an isolated incident. Another DMCA notice to remove Microsoft warned of a URL Spotify.com and even repeatedly asked Google to censor its own search engine Bing.

In any case, Google has a list of “high profile” for not censoring on some domains such as the BBC or the same Wikipedia articles.

Not so the rest. AMC Theatres or RealClearPolitics pages were not available from the Google search system after Microsoft erroneous request.

A problem that could agrandare According to the data provided by the giant. More and more the number of such requests and most are unfounded. Web sites can not verify each claim DMCA and just being out of searches for this period due to misuse of the system.

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