Requests by the numbers
We receive lists of URLs from BPjM (BPjM-Modul), a federal government youth protection agency in Germany, for sites that contain content that violates German youth protection law, like content touting Nazi memorabilia, extreme violence or adult content, and we may remove those search results from google.de.
Explore requests from July to December 2015
Request: We received a copyright takedown notice on behalf of the city of Heidenau to remove a YouTube video that juxtaposed the town's anthem with footage of right-wing protesters clashing with riot police.
Outcome: Based on Heidenau's explicit confirmation that the content infringes their copyright and no copyright defenses, limitations or exceptions apply, we removed the YouTube video for copyright infringement. After the uploader filed a valid counter notification about the legal use of content, we reinstated the video.
Removal requests from July to December 2015
Total removal requests received: 199
Total items requested for removal: 1290
Compliance rates in July to December 2015
Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 68%
Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 66%
Reasons for removals in July to December 2015
|Reason||%||Total Removal Requests|
|Privacy and Security||25%||49|
Breakdown of all of the requests we received during the reporting period.