Copyright/DMCA

Copyright regulations may affect websites that appear to have copied content from another site, with DMCA takedown requests used to remove plagiarized content. Within our Hangout Notes, we cover the impact for sites affected by these regulations together with advice for websites dealing with their content being copied.

Google Removes Pages With DMCA Notices From Search & Displays Message in SERPs

July 9, 2019 Source

If a DMCA notice is active, Google will remove that page from search and display a notice in the search results. In GSC there is a link to the process where you can contend a DMCA notice.


Report Sites Scraping Your Content to Google on Page-By-Page Basis

June 2, 2017 Source

If your site has been scraped you can submit a DMCA takedown to the website’s hosting service, and to Google’s legal team can investigate. This is required on page level and cannot be done at a site level.


Repeated DMCA Requests May Cause a Penalty

April 7, 2017 Source

Google’s algorithms may penalise a site which gets a lot of DMCA requests and is taking content from other sources over a long period.


DMCAs May Impact Search Results

March 8, 2016 Source

An excessive number of DMCA requests could have an impact on your search results although the impact and method of penalty is vague.


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