Google Pirate (DMCA) Penalty Will get Stronger & Catches Redirects


Google despatched a doc to the U.S. Copyright Workplace that explains how Google’s DMCA replace (aka the Pirate replace) has been strengthened by (1) catching redirect schemes and (2) a website hit by this demotion on common sees a 89% drop in Google search visitors.

I noticed this by way of Glenn Gabe on Twitter by way of The PDF doc was revealed on February 8, 2022 and Google wrote in that doc:

Demotion of Web sites That Obtain A Massive Quantity of Notices. Now we have developed a “demotion sign” for Google Search that causes websites for which we have now obtained numerous legitimate removing notices to seem a lot decrease in search outcomes. Now we have additionally made it a lot more durable for infringing websites to evade demotion by redirecting folks to a brand new area. Lastly, we have now added a “still-in-theaters/prerelease” flag for DMCA notices involving this class of content material to reinforce the Search demotion sign. When a website is demoted, the visitors Google Search sends it drops, on common, by 89% on common.”

Clearly Google is saying that the algorithm is a “demotion” sign that may cut back the visitors Google sends to that website on common 89% – that could be a big quantity. Plus, Google appears to be like to see if websites use redirects from the infringing area to a brand new area to catch these gamers.

Google launched the Google DMCA replace again in 2012, a decade in the past, then in October 2014 it up to date it and we have now not heard a lot about it since. So now right here is an replace from Google on this DMCA replace.

Right here is Glenn’s abstract of this:

Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.


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