TypicalSurfer - 2:12 pm on Aug 26, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: TypicalSurfer at 2:30 pm (utc) on Aug 26, 2012]
Google posing as copyright police while giving their own properties immunity, now that is genuinely cynical.
As far as the giant increase in complaints, I suppose google engineered that as well.
Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results.
So while this new signal will influence the ranking of some search results
hmmm, I suppose rank modifying spammers may be showing some interest here.
[edited by: TypicalSurfer at 2:30 pm (utc) on Aug 26, 2012]