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March 21, 2002: Google Removes Scientology Sites Due to DMCA Threat

Andreas Heldal-Lund has received a notice from Google stating that they have removed the popular Scientology debunking from their index. More information is at the Google and Scientology webpage.

Update: seems to be back on Google (photo), along with a text-ad for it, as well as one as one advertising "Operation Censorship: Scientology pulls critics off popular search engine for two days!". Plus there's a link to the CNET story.

Another Update: Jean Jordaan sends a pointer to a discovery made by Erik Moeller (Xirzon of InfoAnarchy) that Google has only relisted the root URL, but none of the others Scientology has asked to be removed.

Dave Touretzky: Do-It-Yourself DMCA Counter Notification Letter

Posted by Aaron Swartz on March 21, 2002 06:57 AM