In recent years, the internet giant Google has been tightening its grip on content that violates its policies on copyright violation algorithm and privacy concerns.
As these content violations have worsened, Google has had to enhance its algorithm to catch violators more quickly and efficiently than ever before, which is especially important as the number of content violations continues to rise at an alarming rate.
The company recently announced that it has made some significant upgrades to this algorithm in order to keep more users safe from harmful content while still giving users the ability to share their favorite videos with friends, family members, and other interested parties.
What is DMCA?
You’ve probably heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or DMCA). It’s a digital copyright enforcement law that was put into place in 1998, and it legally requires companies like YouTube to detect and remove any copyrighted content that’s been uploaded by users.
This means that whenever you upload a video to YouTube, you’re giving the company the right to take down any videos that contain copyrighted content.
This allows YouTube to protect itself against copyright owners who might accuse the platform of hosting their content without permission.
What google Says About Copyright Violation Algorithm
Google has taken its DMCA take-down algorithm very seriously indeed, and a new update to the algorithm is going to result in sites that have multiple copyright violations getting demoted in terms of search engine rankings.
The company announced the update in a blog post on Friday, explaining how the new system will work. As well as taking down content that infringes copyright, Google is also constantly working to rank the most relevant content on the web.
Over time, this has resulted in the web being filled with content that is both legal and valuable to users, but which also contains a lot of spam, scams, and other unwanted material.
This update is a huge deal because it’s the first time that Google has ever publicly admitted that it uses manual actions from other websites as a ranking signal. This is something that many SEOs have been speculating about for years, and it’s finally confirmed.
It’s also the first time that Google has ever talked about their algorithm demoting a site based on take-downs. This is a huge moment for webmasters because it’s the first time that they have been given a clear direction on how to avoid being penalized for having a site that’s been targeted by DMCA notices.
Of course, there will be questions about whether or not these claims are true, but suffice it to state that a site will only be demoted if it receives a number of real take-downs that are backed by legislation.
There’s still the possibility that this system may be abused, but that won’t be a problem as long as Google keeps things updated, and it’ll be fascinating to watch if it has a beneficial impact in that area.