Last month, Google processed over 75 million search takedown requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or over 100,000 links per hour. That's more than double the number of links it processed during the same period last year, and over 300 times more requests than in 2012. So why the dramatic increase? Obviously, the amount of pirated content has increased exponentially on the internet, as Torrent Freak points out. At the same time, the MPAA, RIAA and other copyright-holders are now using algorithms that spot pirated content (often incorrectly) and automatically file takedown notices to Google.