The greatest number of requests to remove links to pirated resources received from the software manufacturer – Microsoft.
The company Google has published information on requests for removal from the search index of links to resources that violate copyrights. In most cases, these portals offer users unauthorized access to the software, as well as music and video content.
According to statistics provided by Google, most requests to remove links came from the company Microsoft. During the period from July 2011 to May 2012 Google has processed 2.5 million requests that were sent from Microsoft, and related links to pirated copies of its products.
The second place ranking given to an American company NBC Universal, which operates several television networks and movie studios. She has one million requests.
Contents of requests for companies not disclosed, but Microsoft confirmed that the majority of them relate to pirated software. It is reported Knoxnews.
“Each month, Microsoft asks for removal of links that violate the copyrights of the company to ensure that users have purchased and downloaded the counterfeit software,” – said a spokesman for Microsoft.
The request for removal of links in Google also treated companies that are part of the Recording Industry Association of America. This organization has filed more than 416 thousand requests. It should be noted that representatives of organizations have expressed concern at the expense of piracy on the Internet, and demanded tougher penalties for copyright infringement.
In the top ten by number of requests were companies such as Universal Music, Sony Music and the site BangBros.com.
According to the Google queries are processed within 11 hours, despite the fact that every day their number increases. Sometimes one week the company receives more than 250 thousand requests.
Most often, as violators of copyright in queries directed Google, these resources were listed: filestube.com (about 390.000 references), torrentz.eu (more than 147.000 references) and 4shared.com (more than 132.000 references).