Warner Brothers reports own site as illegal
Are copyright takedowns going too far? Vobile filed several takedown requests to Google on behalf of Warner Brothers, including its own sites for hit films like The Matrix and The Dark Knight. Even sites where such content can be legally purchased were included in the DMCA copyright complaints. It's acknowledged that these URLS were automatically pulled and reported in error.This article originally appeared on BBC
Film studio Warner Brothers has asked Google to remove its own website from search results, saying it violates copyright laws.
It also asked the search giant to remove links to legitimate movie streaming websites run by Amazon and Sky, as well as the film database IMDB.
The request was submitted on behalf of Warner Brothers by Vobile, a company that files hundreds of thousands of takedown requests every month.
Warner Brothers has yet to comment.
The self-censorship was first spotted by news blog Torrent Freak, which said Vobile had made some "glaring errors"...