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Google Yanks Anti-Church Sites - 2002-03-21

F354.png Google Yanks Anti-Church Sites March 21, 2002, Declan McCullagh, Wired

The Church of Scientology has managed to yank references to anti-Scientology websites from the Google search engine.

Citing the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Scientology lawyers are claiming that Google may no longer include anti-Scientology sites that allegedly infringe upon the Church of Scientology's intellectual property.

A letter from Google to the Xenu.net Scientology-protest site says: "We removed certain specific URLs in response to a notification.... Had we not removed these URLs, we would be subject to a claim for copyright infringement, regardless of its merits."

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Declan | last = McCullagh | title = Google Yanks Anti-Church Sites | url = https://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2002/03/51233 | work = Wired | date = March 21, 2002 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}