Bing Streamlines DMCA Take-downs and Copyright Removal Process

Webmasters now have ability to see what pages on their site have been impacted by "copyright removal notices" and appeal those decisions.

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Bing continuing enhancing user experience to promote the free speech while simultaneously upholding intellectual property and copyright holders rights, on Frinday, announced an update to its process of copyright removals and DMCA take-down requests.

In their effort to "streamlining the copyright removals process," Bing is now providing webmasters a new ability to see the 'copyright removal notices" and appeal those decisions easily.

"We heard your feedback and understand that sometimes websites that experience alleged copyright infringement issues have a difficult time gaining visibility into the problem and getting relisted," Bing Webmaster Tools Team said.

To this end, within Bing Webmaster Tools, a new sections named "Copyright Removal Notices" is been added, so webmasters gains more visibility into pages and how DMCA takedown notices impacted their site, as well as gives them an opportunity to either address the infringement allegation or remove the offending material or appeal them.

"All requests will be evaluated in a new appeals process," says bing.

  • In addition, in a bi-annual Content Removal Requests Report with associated FAQs, Bing also provide full transparency of takedown requests.
  • For more details on how bing delivers search results and theri copyright infringement policies, head over to Bing's copyright infringement policies page.