The $500,000,000 Cost of Google???s Five Million DMCA Notices

If I told you that the DMCA notice system at Google alone was taking $500,000,000 a year out of the already beaten down global creative community, would you say that is such a staggering sum it can???t be right?  I think you???ll find that number is actually a low estimate based on Google???s own figures.  It makes a $100 million advance for licensing to Google Music look like chump change because it is.

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