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Google Disclosures

Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | Posted by Lizbeth Hasse, Esq. | Labels: ,

Last month Google announced a new addition to its website’s Transparency Report

Google has decided to release information on the number of requests it recieves from copyright owners (and the organizations that represent them) to remove Google Search results that allegedly link to infringing content. 

Google's senior copyright counsel Fred von Lohmann writes on Google's blog, “We believe that openness is crucial for the future of the Internet. 

When something gets in the way of the free flow of information, we believe there should be transparency around what that block might be.” It’s no surprise that entertainment giants are at the top, notably, Microsoft Corporation, NBC Universal, British Recorded Industry and the RIAA. 

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