indyank - 3:22 am on Aug 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
But they will easily escape if they are going to apply a formula which calculates the no. of DMCA noticed pages to the overall pages on the site.
Considering the fact that Google always felt they were never responsible for user added content, not even for moderating it, I doubt they would demote their own properties for content added by their users. Yes, they do remove content but only if you file an objection and they find merit in it, but they never moderate for quality or whatever. The only property where they moderate manually and algorithmically is their search engine.