Google to Improve Piracy, Copyright Protection for Search
Google says it will process copyright takedown requests within 24 hours in 2011. The changes follow YouTube's Content ID protection scheme.
Google Dec. 2 said it plans to improve its copyright and piracy protection procedures, including processing copyright takedown requests for content within 24 hours.
The search engine said it is building tools to improve the submission process to make it easier for rights-holders to submit Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests for Google products, beginning with Web search and Blogger.
These tools, which will roll out in 2011, will help reduce Google's response time to 24 hours or less, said Google General Counsel Kent Walker.
We respond expeditiously to requests to remove such content from our services, and have been improving our procedures over time," Walker said in a blog post. "But as the Web grows, and the number of requests grows with it, we are working to develop new ways to better address the underlying problem.:
For more, read the eWeek article: Google Boosts Copyright, Piracy Protection for Search.