turbocharged - 1:01 am on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:09 am (utc) on May 2, 2013]
I received my first DMCA denial from Google today regarding their Appspot proxies. They stated:
Thanks for reaching out to us.
The DMCA notice sent is for an application that is a web proxy. The content in question is not stored on the application, but instead is simply being pulled from the original source and forwarded to the user. Please note that the webmaster can employing technical measures to block web proxies.
We apologize that we cannot be of further assistance at this time.
The Google Team
I responded that the content was not just pulled from our client's website by a proxy but was stored on Google's servers as a cached file. Let's see their response to caching stolen content from a service/proxy that they maintain control over.
Now, if I leave the doors in my home unlocked and someone comes in and takes my television, are they free to do so without facing criminal penalties? I feel these proxy hijacking attempts are no different, but with Google condoning such activities by brushing off DMCA requests as if they are not responsible for their role in such events. It's as if Google wants to assimilate the work of webmasters and drive more traffic to their own properties. It's very disturbing.
[edit reason] post accidentally posted in wrong thread [/edit]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:09 am (utc) on May 2, 2013]