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Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results. This ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily—whether it’s a song previewed on NPR’s music website, a TV show on Hulu or new music streamed from Spotify. [insidesearch.blogspot.com...]
It is a little worrying that the only DMCAs against sites I run have been against URLs that don't and have never existed... how much weighting will this be given?
joined:Apr 27, 2012
Wow, this has the potential to waste a lot of people's time, doesn't it?
Is there any cost associated with filing a DMCA notice?
If not, then people will file as many as they can in the hopes that some will stick.
And if you get repeated notices filed against you, you will have to defend yourself or be de-indexed.The hosting company will more than likely close you down before that happens. And it won't matter if you are then de-index or not because the person who found you will be keeping an eye on your site for a long, long time.
joined:Apr 27, 2012
I kind of suspect they're not going after scrapers as much as pirates.Which doesn't seem like a big delineation but that is a point taken, one is seriously targeted, the other is just massive.
The hosting company will more than likely close you down before that happens.We make sure our hosting companies keep records of our backups... sick, yes, but it is on record to prevent them from taking action on us for a "standard" DMCA should a competitor try to backdoor us. That and our hosts have upheld our DMCAs on their servers and know who we are rather than Google who does not seem to.
joined:May 21, 2012
Google is to make a significant change to its search algorithm from Monday, downgrading websites that persistently breach copyright laws.
The move is a victory for media and entertainment giants, which have complained for years that Google does not do enough to prevent access to material that breaches strict copyright laws on content such as music videos and TV shows.
In fact, we're now receiving and processing more copyright removal notices every day than we did in all of 2009 - more than 4.3 million URLs in the last 30 days alone. We will now be using this data as a signal in our search rankings.
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Watch YouTube drop off the Google rankings. NOT. :)
Wow, this has the potential to waste a lot of people's time, doesn't it? Is there any cost associated with filing a DMCA notice? If not, then people will file as many as they can in the hopes that some will stick. And if you get repeated notices filed against you, you will have to defend yourself or be de-indexed. Wow.
Google is in pretty deep here, and it is going to be hard for them to go back.