The internet is crawling with piracy. So much in fact that Google’s is now receiving over 1 million takedown requests per day for links related to pirated content. A recent transparency report from the company revealed that the search juggernaut was asked to clear around 8 million results from its search engine last week alone.
With no signs of slowing down, submissions begin to pick up soon after Google started publicizing details of takedown requests. It’s hard to believe that a few years back, Google was only receiving a few hundred takedown requests per year. As more people gain access to the internet through cheap mobile devices and more on the go torrent clients become available, it’s likely that DMCA numbers will only continue to increase.