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Google counsel on the problems of ‘take down, stay down’


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As rightsholders continue their pressure for legislators to rethink current safe-harbour rules, Google’s copyright counsel Cédric Manara has spoken publicly about what his company sees as the problems of any “take down, stay down” system that could replace them.

“The Internet is a game of ‘whack-a-mole’. Blocked and removed content will be reposted back online, which is a key problem. When one road is cut off, other roads will appear leading to other directions,” he told the Academy of European Law’s copyright conference, according to TorrentFreak.

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