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TPB: Google Removing Links
K would feel right at home.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (Radsoft) -- Google have received a DMCA C&D and on that basis removed eight references to thepiratebay.org from their search results.
Google claim they'll explain their actions and divulge more about who's behind the action but the referring link they provide leads to a standard page merely saying 'we don't have any information'.
A famous author of fiction wrote about this years ago. His name is Franz Kafka.
The mysterious Destined Enterprises of Grand Prairie Texas seem to be behind the action. There's reason to believe they're in turn connected to removeyourcontent.com, a 'targeted adult content removal service'.
I Know Nothing!
Taking their cues from Manuel of Fawlty Towers, Google representatives are seriously telling the media they have no clue what's going on.
Note: the above image depicting the hard sell of removeyourbrain.com was removed after Rixstep were threatened with a DMCA takedown notice. [True.]
'I only found out about it today!' says Helena Lidén. 'I don't know who's behind the order!' And Helena Lidén is an official spokesperson for Google. The explanation for this övertramp is supposed to be posted at Chilling Effects - yet so far the following is the only explanation offered.
'The cease-and-desist or legal threat you requested is not yet available.'
The guillotines will yet roll out into the streets.
Peter Sunde (brokep) on Twitter
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