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Microsoft Copyright Notices Sent to Legitimate Sites

Microsoft has reportedly sent automated Digital Millennium Copyright Act-violation notices to Google and several other high-profile sites, telling them to remove several URLs that didn’t violate copyright law from its search results. Microsoft claims pages within the offending sites facilitated the distribution of illegal copies of Windows 8. In addition to Google, those served with notices include Wikipedia, the BBC, CNN, TechCrunch, and several US government websites. Even Microsoft’s own Bing didn’t escape notice. Microsoft sent notices to itself regarding Bing violating the DMCA. According to CNET, in the past month, Microsoft has requested Google take down more than 444,000 URLs. (SlashDot)(TorrentFreak)(Mashable)(Boing Boing)

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