The weekly number of URLs removed reached about 285,000 the week of May 14. That’s double the 130,000 removals it processed during the week of July 18 a year ago.
Microsoft is one of the largest users of Google’s Transparency Report, monitoring it to remove URLs that it believes contain infringed copyrights. Other companies that also rely heavily on it include NBCUniversal, RIAA, SONY and LionsGate.
After seeing Google’s report, it’s hard not to conclude that opyright infringement continues to grow in proportion to the rise of media content. One way to get ahead of the problem is to have the owners of copyrighted material use the Google removal Web form.