In an attempt to keep the takedown system as transparent as possible, the company has released a transparency report outlining the problems it’s encountered over the last three years.
For the most part, it’s a mixed bag, though the company notes that some of its takedown notices are still not working, and that a large percentage of takedowns that were initially processed have been invalidated.
The report also lists the problems that have been addressed by the company, as well as the problems they’re trying to fix.
“It is not uncommon for takedown notices to fail to identify a user or content or a third party,” the company writes.
“In this case, GAP has attempted to address these issues by adding a notice to each takedown notice indicating that the content was hosted by another party, and not by GAP.”
But it’s not the only company that’s struggled with takedowns.
Google is the only one to have ever successfully gotten a takedown denied, and it also has a history of having problems processing takedowns from companies.
The company has had trouble with takedown notices from other countries, too, and even had a takedown from Facebook blocked earlier this year.
Google and others have been able to find ways around takedowns, but it’s still difficult to verify that takedowns are valid, which can mean that someone is getting a takedown for something that wasn’t actually infringing.
“To ensure that takedown notices and notices that are incorrectly processed are removed from the public domain, GopriLeaks reports that the company is using the same technology that is used by the DMCA to verify takedowns,” Ars Technia reports.