YTMP3 Sues Competitors for Sending Google Fraudulent DMCA Notices
With 40 million monthly visits, YTMP3.nu is one of the largest YouTube ripping sites on the web. Copyright holders regularly send takedown notices hoping to remove the site from search engines, but they’re not alone. In a new lawsuit filed at a California federal court, YTMP3.nu is suing several competitors for sending false DMCA notices to Google.
The DMCA takedown process allows copyright holders to report infringing content and have it removed or taken down.
It is a powerful tool that takes millions of URLs and links offline every day. In most cases, this happens for a good reason, but some takedown efforts are more questionable.
Fraudsters have previously used false DMCA notices to target competitors. The strategy can be particularly effective when notices are sent to Google, as the search engine actively downranks domains that are frequently mentioned in takedown requests.
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