Piracy Reporter Retracts Takedown Notices After Misconfiguration Targets Legitimate Sites
Piracy tracking firm MUSO recently asked Google to remove tens of thousands of non-existing URLs, including those of mainstream sites such as Amazon, Variety, Billboard, the Huffington Post, and ABC News. The company explains that the incorrect DMCA notices are the result of a misconfiguration that has since been addressed. Meanwhile, the company is working with Google to ensure that the incorrect reports are retracted.
The UK piracy tracking firm MUSO has quite a balanced view on the piracy problem, framing it as an opportunity rather than a threat.
MUSO believes that by understanding what motivates pirates, copyright holders can gain great insights that will ultimately help to generate new revenue streams.
At the same time, however, the company offers classic anti-piracy services. This includes sending DMCA notices to Google for potentially infringing links that appear in the popular search engine.
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