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Rightsholders Asked Google to Remove Five Million ThePirateBay.org URLs

News Copyright holders have filed five million requests to delete ThePirateBay.org URLs from Google’s search results over the past several years. Roughly two-thirds of these requests indeed resulted in links being removed, while the search engine took no action at all for less than one percent. The Pirate Bay’s homepage remains available as well, despite […]

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Nintendo Wipes ‘Piracy Enabling’ URLs from Google with Anti-Circumvention Notices

News Nintendo is structurally wiping piracy-enabling sites from search results. Instead of regular DMCA notices, the gaming company is using anti-circumvention complaints to have Google remove links to console jailbreaking software and flash card adapters from its search engine. The infamous Team-Xecuter is a prime target, but the company also targets legitimate stores such as […]

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Reddit ‘Shadowbans’ Posts With Openload URLs

Reddit is actively shadowbanning posts that link to the popular file-hosting service Openload. To users it looks like their submissions are being published, but links are removed and posts are hidden from the public eye. Moderators can’t “approve” posts manually either, suggesting that Reddit doesn’t want any Openload content on its platform. Openload is the largest […]