Microsoft asked Google to censor Microsoft.com for copyright infringementJuly 30, 2013 3 Email article | Print article
Remember when HBO asked Google to take down VLC? Yeah, that’s got nothing on this. Microsoft has managed to send a takedown request to Google… for Microsoft itself.
The request was sent by LEAKID, a company that manages all of Microsoft’s other takedown requests. Which makes it more amusing for us but should be a little worrying for Microsoft. Here’s the list of offending content:
As you can see, it’s a number of links for Microsoft.com like the company’s official support page, official Office pages and even some links to their store. All of them quite possibly the most legitimate pages for the content that they contain, since they’re coming straight from Redmond itself.
Google has done Microsoft a favor by not taking down any of these links or pages from its search results, so there’s no harm being done. But something as obvious as this? They should probably start taking a real good look at the software/companies they’re using to censor stuff.