- New gTLD database
Google publishes takedown request data
Google published information about which companies have formally requested that the search engine company take down links to infringing material. There was some surprise to find Microsoft at the top of the list with an extraordinary 2.5 million requests to take down links to pirated software over the past year. Following Microsoft came a number of media organizations, as well as organization that specialize in having infringing content removed from the Internet. Each month, Google receives approximately one million requests to remove links on approximately 20,000 different domain names.