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Microsoft, Google battle is now starting get more intense. According to the latest reports from Google, Microsoft has asked from the search giant to remove more than 500,000 links from the search index, claiming that those links directs to pirated Microsoft software’s.
“Fighting online piracy is very important, and we don’t want our search results to direct people to materials that violate copyright laws. So we’ve always responded to copyright removal requests that meet the standards set out in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). “ Google explained through the official blog, revealing their copyright data of last month.
Craziest part about this request is that, most of those requested links are still available through the Bing search engine while the owner, Microsoft asks to remove those links from Google search, Tech Dirt reports.
The Google vs. Microsoft battle has just began. Recently, Microsoft lost a patent battle to Motorola and now they are trying hard to save their famous gaming console, Xbox 360 from getting banned in the US. With this new unnecessary requests to remove links from Google, things could get much worse. But considering the past records, Google will most likely remove those links from the search index because they always respect these copyright requests.