Microsoft asked Google to censor for copyright infringement

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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 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.

[via TorrentFreak, Gizmodo]

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  • Alan

    Yet another automated big corporate searchbot of dubious effectiveness, I’m guessing. They never learn, do they? No offence, but [kuni] they’re so stupid. Stooo-piiid! [/kuni]

  • Machar

    Hard to believe this is the same Microsoft that’s just admitted to losing $900M dollars in the last quarter, eh?

  • Seamus McSeamus

    They should have honored the request. Maybe it would have made these idiots be a little more careful and pay attention if nothing else.