The current number of weekly URL copyright removal requests is nearly double what it was this time last year.
The number of URL copyright removal requests sent to Google continues to climb at a rapid rate. According to its latest transparency report data, Google received 15,659,212 URL takedown requests based on copyright infringement during the week of November 19, averaging 2.2 million requests per day.
This is a steep rise compared to the same time last year, when Google says it received 8.2 million requests for the week of November 17, 2014.
During the past month, Google says it received 65,122,023 million URL copyright removal requests for 72,207 specified domains from 5,492 copyright owners.
In January, Torrent Freak reported the Google takedown requests had grown 75 percent between 2013 and 2014.
Google’s latest transparency report includes a breakdown of the top reporting organizations and copyright owners submitting URL removal requests during the past month, along with the top domains involved in the takedown requests.