The TorrentFreak media reports that Vindex, Ukrainian fighters against pirates, representing the interests of TRC Ukraine, sent Google a strange request to remove content from search results.
One of the addresses violating the rights of TRC Ukraine pointed to 127.0.0.1, that is, the anti-pirates found prohibited content in their own systems.
Journalists note that under the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Google processes requests to remove approximately five million URLs every week, and in total, the search giant has already removed more than 5 billion links.
But in efforts to combat piracy, companies often make mistakes and “shoot themselves in the foot”, for example, recently the service Toomics asked Google to remove dangerous URLs of its own website from the results.
A similar situation has now occurred with the request of the Ukrainian anti-piracy company Vindex. The link violating the copyright of TRK Ukraine to broadcast football matches pointed to 127.0.0.1:6878/ace/manifest.m3u. That is, the pirated playlist file was found on Vindex’s own computer.
The publication writes that this file can be a playlist for the Ace Stream P2P platform, which is often used for pirated content.
TorrentFreak writes that Vindex should set up its bots properly. The fact is that the company previously had vague reputation: from all links that Vindex demanded from Google to be removed, a little more than 10% were removed.
Let me remind you that I also talked about the fact that Ukrainian law enforcement discovered a mining farm consisting of thousands of PlayStation 4 consoles.