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Introduction to Internet Content Removal
Welcome to the internet content removals section of our site.
As we all know, the internet can be a power for good, but it can be a power for bad as well. Negative content can cause serious harm to people and businesses, whether in the form of reviews, blogs, posts, criticism websites or otherwise.
As internet lawyers, we often help clients remove online content.
See here for more information about the kinds of content removals which we often handle:
- removal from Google search results
- removal from social media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter)
- removal from websites
The first step is put together a legal case for removal. Just because material is negative or damaging doesn’t of itself mean that there is a legal reason to seek its removal. Here is some more information about the kinds of legal issues which may provide a legal basis for takedown:
- internet defamation (i.e. libel and slander)
- right to be forgotten (applies to Google and other search engines)
But even having a good legal argument doesn’t necessarily mean that content can easily be made to disappear. An important part of our work is to help our client work out a strategy to achieve removal as quickly and cheaply as possible and, ideally, avoiding the need for court.
When an item of content appears online, there may be a number of different “actors” involved, e.g.: the person who wrote it; the operator of the website on which the material was published (if not the author’s own site, e.g. social media); the host of the website; the search engine in which the negative content may appear, etc. In our experience, the key is to figure out what kind of legal approach to which actor is most likely to achieve the desired result. This will depend on a wide range of factors including where they are located, the extent of their potential legal liability for the content and any knowledge we have as to how they may have responded to takedown notices in the past.