Google's semi-annual transparency report: government takedown requests for 2010

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6 Responses to “Google's semi-annual transparency report: government takedown requests for 2010”

  1. osmo says:

    Feck yeah, not one from the Swedish government! (atleast a little something to be grateful over) This is a great report but like Nosehat said: It would be interesting to see similar data about non-governmental takedown requests.

    • Anonymous says:

      Grateful? I’m in the UK and actually quite appreciate that my government is concerned about scams.

      Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a free and open internet, but when it comes to censorship I think I can go along with that one – it’s a request after all, and it can be denied.

  2. jacques45 says:

    I can’t argue with the UK Gov’t asking to take down fraudulent AdWords items. But what’s with the six court cases in the US responsible for over 1,100 items being removed for defamation? Their wording as an explanation sounds like all six were for the same family.

  3. mattshow says:

    “88 percent of Indian government takedown requests to Google are denied”. Should this be 78 percent? According to the report, 22 percent of requests were either wholly or partially complied with, which leaves 78 percent not complied with.

    Or maybe I’m missing a stat elsewhere in the report.

  4. nosehat says:

    Props to Google for releasing this data.

    I suspect that takedown requests from government agencies represent a small fraction of their total takedown requests, especially on youtube (copyright infringement claims are unlikely to come from a govt agency).

    It would be interesting to see similar data about non-governmental takedown requests.

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