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These are heady yet risky times for social app TikTok. Its downloads and usage continue to grow sharply, fuelled by a big-budget, long-term marketing campaign. It’s increasingly feted by brands […]
Controversial streaming service Grooveshark is taking a hit to its Google search ranking. The company is being targeted by a blizzard of takedown requests sent to Google, which recently started […]
Exciting times yesterday for the underground Spice Girls crate-digging community, as four “lost” tracks by the group appeared on SoundCloud. The Verge claimed that the songs had been recorded for […]
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The rapid rise in DMCA takedown requests for links in Google’s search results continues. In early July 2012, the company was fielding 719k weekly takedown requests, but a month later this had doubled to 1.5m.
TorrentFreak has been doing some sums based on Google’s publication of the DMCA URL takedown requests it received in 2012 for its search engine.