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Automated DMCA Takedown Notices Request Censorship of Legitimate Sites 192 192

Techmeology writes "Microsoft has sent automated DMCA notices to Google demanding the removal of several legitimate URLs from its search results that Microsoft claims were facilitating the distribution of illegal copies of Windows 8, including links to BBC news articles, Wikipedia pages, U.S. government websites, and even Bing! The erroneous DMCA notices are being sent automatically by rights holders, who are increasingly using such techniques."
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Automated DMCA Takedown Notices Request Censorship of Legitimate Sites

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