The copyright issue and censorship threat buried within Google’s transparency report

The British Phonographic Institute has asked Google to remove over 45 million web addresses alleged to be hosting copyright infringing material. A new Google transparency report revealed that the recorded music conglomerates have demanded removal of such an astounding number that it dwarves companies like NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Microsoft.Google released its transparency report this week offering detailed data sets of all the requests for takedown it has to had to deal with. Most analysts have focused on the number of actions and requests for takedown from governments that Google received.

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