Groups like the RIAA are putting in millions of DMCA requests to pull “pirate” links off Google, and even though it doesn’t seem to help, the landslide’s not letting up. As of last month, Google was taking down nine pirate links every single second of every single day.
Torrentfreak dug through the latest Google transparency report to discover that in the last week of September, Google removed 5.3 million links thanks to takedown notices from the DMCA. That’s nine per second (if you round up), roughly 540 per minute, and 32,400 per hour. That’s a lot of links.