As I just discovered today, Google goes out of its way to prevent copyright holders from removing their illegally-reproduced content from Google's search listings.
Take a look at how they try multiple times to intimidate copyright holders by telling them that their information will be made available on a third party website, that they may be subject to legal action if they make a "false claim", and by forcing them to create a Google account before they are allowed to report the infringing content.http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=ts.cs&ts=1114905
After clicking a series of buttons to answer their questions, you receive this "warning" (read "threat"):
After several more clicks you get another, more intimidating threat:
And finally, instead of allowing copyright holders to file their DMCA notice, they require the creation of a Google account. Presumably so they can keep track of who causes problems (and gather the name, phone number, home address, and other personal info of the copyright holder for their database, as they like to do):
I clicked onward, and was indeed taken to the "create a Google account" page, instead of to the form to file an infringement notice.
I find it amusing that they use a website called "Chilling Effect" to keep track of copyright holder's rightfully-used DMCA notices, when they are trying very hard to put a 'chilling effect' on those very copyright holders, and prevent them from protecting their intellectual property.
Feel free to copy-paste this post to any other website (upload images to your own host, please)! Let's make sure people know what Google is up to.