• http://www.thesearchagents.com Bradd Libby

    Will Brazil’s requests to have Removal Requests removed themselves be recorded as Removal Requests?

  • http://www.diogomattos.com diogomattos

    The tool is definitely a success, the biggest problem is that here is a infinity of pseudo-celebrities who are deemed authorities in the country (and actually are) can do what they want here, simply because they have more money than most of the population uses the Internet at Brazil. And they use any reason to sue anything and anyone. Be welcome to the third world.
    The rest of the world really have no idea how politics works here.

  • http://www.ebridgesoft.com/blog KevM

    It’s a necessary level of transparency needed for government interaction with the search engine behemoth.

    Of course there are going to be complaints about it – until this tool was launched there was next to no way these requests would have ever been made public. Only the highest profile cases made headlines; but this will provide some additional insight into the actions of “big brother”.

  • http://www.michael-martinez.com/ Michael Martinez

    “It’s a necessary level of transparency needed for government interaction with the search engine behemoth.”

    You can’t be serious. This is just another of Google’s bullying tactics, in its hope to intimidate governments into not making these kinds of requests.

    Look at how they try embarrass and humiliate people who issue them takedown requests. Those people get listed at ChillingEffects.Org, which essentially perpetuates the myth that enforcing your intellectual property rights is an immoral and unethical practice.