Google is being overloaded with DMCA takedown requests. The company has seen the number of takedown notices from rightsholders quadruple over the past two years. In 2016 alone, Google is projected to process over a billion reported pirate links, most of which will be scrubbed from its search index.
In an effort to keep people away from pirate sites, copyright holders are overloading Google with DMCA takedown notices. Since 2011 Google has removed more than a billion “pirate” links from its search results, and the two billion mark is only a few months away.