Google have this week revealed that the number of requests by copyright holders for content to be removed has doubled in the last month to 1.5 million a week.

The US Digital Millennium Copyright Act gives copyright holders the right to demand that websites remove links that point to content infringing their rights.

The company’s latest transparency report reveals that the number has increased more than 11 times in the past 12 months, from just 131,577 a week this time last year.

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