The Lumen database collects and analyzes legal complaints and requests for removal of online materials, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law. These data enable us to study the prevalence of legal threats and let Internet users see the source of content removals.

Recent Takedown Notices

  1. DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
  2. DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
  3. DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
  4. DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
  5. DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

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From the Blog

  1. October 2020- ​ Lumen researcher workshop and information session
  2. Algorithmic Copyright Management: Background Audio, False Positives and De facto Censorship
  3. Lumen Hosts Virtual Workshop: “Best Practices for Transparency and Research In Notice and Takedown”
  4. Lumen Adds New Notice Category - "Counterfeit" - To the Database
  5. Pandemic Misinformation Campaign Comes to Lumen