Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Global map of International takedown requests on Google

We have a pretty good handle on worldwide government takedown requests of Internet content by country and then by type of content, at Google’s map site called “government requests” (of Google and YouTube), link here
The United States map shows the count of six blogs involved in supposedly copyright infringing music clips .

The maps show how many of the requests were complied with. The largest volume was actually Brazil, with 291 requests of which 99 were orkut but over 30 were Blogger.

Germany was high with 188 removal requests.

The map also shows the number of data requests, which is usually much higher. Try this in Chrome.

The map does give us a handle on “international free speech”.

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