According to Reddit’s brand new transparency report regarding the number of piracy takedown notices, copyright holders asked the company to take down a lot of content. Out of the 3,294 requests it received, Reddit rejected 81% of them.
Reddit is clearly one of the most visited websites in the world, and rightfully so. The community-oriented platform has subreddits dedicated to pretty much everything you can think of and more are posted every day.
On occasion, however, some copyright infringing material will filter through and land on its pages, much like it happens on any platform that deals with this much traffic.
The transparency report the company published shows just how much attention the site is getting from copyright holders. Most times, it seems, they’re bothered over nothing.
“For a request to be valid, it must comply with the statutory requirements outlined in the DMCA. Each DMCA takedown notice is reviewed carefully and, in circumstances where content is actually hosted on our servers, we assess whether the existence of the content on Reddit can fall under an exception, such as ‘fair use’ of the copyrighted material,” Reddit explains.
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