Twitter Updates Transparency Report with Periscope Takedown Requests
Twitter has released its latest batch of copyright notice statistics—as in, how many copyright notices the service (and other services it owns/operates) receives compared to how many it acts on.
The results? The total number of copyright notices Twitter received in the time period between January first and June 30 of this year is the most it has everreceived—as well as an 11 percent increase between the last reported time period (the last half of 2014). In total, Twitter received 18,490 copyright notices, and that includes notices sent for content on Twitter itself, as well as Vine and Periscope.
Intellectual property protection company NetResult sent the most notices of any single company at 2,465, or 13 percent of all the takedown notices Twitter received. Right behind it was Remove Your Media at 2,122 notices (11 percent). And these companies are certainly finding some success with their notices: There were only 27 successful counter-claims for all the copyright notices Twitter received during the measured time period.
Otherwise, of the 14,694 notices sent for content on Twitter itself, 67 percent resulted in some kind of content being removed from the service. The notices affected 22,880 accounts and resulted in 47,882 tweets being withheld and 19,181 media posts being withheld.
Even though Vine has been in existence a lot longer than Twitter’s Periscope service, the latter seems to be on a higher trajectory of takedown notices in just its first three months. Periscope only received 1,391 notices between April and June, but it received 833 in June alone—a higher monthly total than any single month for Vine.
Periscope’s copyright takedown notices were successful in removing content from the service 71 percent of the time, affecting a total of 864 accounts. For Vine, 68 percent of the notices led to content being removed, affecting 4,334 accounts.
The curious bit about Periscope, though, is that the app is geared toward livestreaming content. So, presumably, one would think it would be harder to police given that someone holding up their phone during the latest Game of Thrones episode is only going to exist on the service for a maximum of 24 hours anyway. (And it’s not like a person has to make all Periscope content public, too.)