When you search for something on Google you may be met with the message – “In response to a complaint that we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed X result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at LumenDatabase.org.”
This exists due to a copyright holder filing a DMCA complaint to make Google remove a certain listing from the search.
Previously we saw Google Unlocked to uncensor Google Search Results automatically
Today we will try to find out how we can get access to Complete Links that are DMCA’ed by Google Search Engine
What is a DMCA Complaint?
If you are wondering what exactly a DMCA complaint is and why it can result in Google taking downlinks in the search results, here is a quick primer.
DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is a copyright law that was implemented in 1998 in the United States. It essentially criminalises the making or distributing of the copyrighted material. Google is often hit with DMCA complaints by copyright holders that object to certain websites or search results. Google will then remove the link from its index and it will no longer be part of the search results.
When companies make a complaint, many tend to file their complaints in the LumenDatabase. This is mainly for transparency purposes. Anybody can go to LumenDatabase and look up all of the filed notices. When searching on Google and are met with the DMCA notice that a link has been removed, you can even go straight to the LumenDatabase listing.
Criticisms of DMCA
DMCA is not perfect, not by a longshot and has been the subject of much criticism over the past few years. As technology has moved on DMCA has started to look more outdated than ever. One of the biggest issues with DMCA is an abuse of takedowns. Fair use, for example, is one-way people can use copyrighted material, for use in things such as parodies. This is a grey area though, and many copyright holders will still issue takedown notices for fair use content.
Another issue is the false claim of ownership of the material. Many businesses in the past have claimed work as their own in an attempt to censor competition. There is no recourse for the actual copyright holder, which can result in a loss of revenue whilst the issue is disputed.
Proceed to the
Complaint Links in the DMCA Message
You can now see that there are 4
ALLEGEDLY INFRINGING URLS and the URL slugs of those webpages are redacted.
One way would be to simply visit the allegedly infringing website and search for the required material. But let’s see how we can get the specific links that were removed from Google Search Results
Click Here as shown in the picture, then Enter an Email ID.
A single usage Lumen Database link will be sent to your Email ID
After a few minutes, you will receive an email with a link appended with
Note: You can use this link for a single time ONLY
Visit the link.
You will now have access to all the Four links that were removed from the Google Search Results
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