We recently reported that Google had received over 100 million takedown notices this year and amongst those notices was a request from Microsoft to take down Microsoft.com. Yes, you read that right. Microsoft in a bizarre turn of events sent itself a takedown notice. Luckily, Google was quick to notice the flaw and did not blacklist Microsoft.com.
The company responsible for submitting the request on behalf of Microsoft was LeakID. Microsoft has made this mistake in the past of accusing credible websites such as BBC, The Washington Post, Rotten Tomatoes and a slew of others of copyright infringement. A large part of this happens due to the automated system that checks whether or not a website is hosting pirated content. And with anything automated, mistakes are bound to occur. DMCA Force is well aware of the problem that can be created when false takedown notices are sent. That is why our team of experts personally examines each and every offense to ensure that a credible site isn’t at risk of being taken down. Our experts also know exactly what to look for when establishing if an offense is legitimate or not. Needless to say, the human element is crucial for effective DMCA takedown notices.