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Lumen database enables Wall Street Journal investigation

Lumen database enables Wall Street Journal investigation

Removal request data from Google uncovers false takedown claims

The Lumen database, a unique public resource collecting and studying millions of removal requests for online content, enabled a Wall Street Journal investigation into fake removal requests sent to Google. The WSJ collaborated with Lumen, exploring its database of copyright removal notices and uncovering false takedown claims to Google.

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Lumen welcomes research collaborations and is always interested in expanding its data corpus. If you would like to use Lumen data for research or if your company sends or receives takedown notices and you would like to contribute copies to the Lumen database, please contact

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