Counterfeit selling links taken down by Google

In a May 2012 report, search engine company Google reported that it takes down over 1 million links to websites selling counterfeit goods and pirated materials a month. The 250,000 links taken down in an individual week in 2012 is more than the total number of links taken down in 2009.

The report showed that Microsoft had the most links taken down by Google to enforce their copyrights, with 520,289 links to sites selling pirated software being taken down in the past month.

Source:¬† Jeff John Roberts, “Google takes down 1.2 million search links a month over piracy, copyright¬†issues,” Gigaom, May 24, 2012.