The latest Transparency Report from Google showed that the company is sparing no efforts to resolve cases of online piracy.
The company revealed that it has already removed a colossal number of URLs from the internet because of infringements of intellectual monopoly laws: no less than 2.51 billion – and counting.
According to the data, it is also possible to see that much of these numbers come from recent times. In just one year, Google had removed more than 931 million links (almost 40% of the total), with 90 million of them removed in the last month alone.
This growth in the number of removals is even more impressive when we consider a number of removal requests per day that are processed. As you can see in the chart above, daily orders were a few thousand, as early as January 2013, for absurd peaks of 25 million at the beginning of 2017.
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What about sites with the highest number of URLs removed? Well, just check the list above. As you can see, the famous 4shared.com service is the biggest target, while mp3toys.xyz and rapidgator.net follow in the second and third positions. According to Google, more than 1.1 million sites have already been targeted for removals.
It should be noted that, of the removal requests made, Google complied with 90% of requests. The remaining links remain available precisely because they can not be classified as a copyright infringement.