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. Defamation Complaint to Google
  3. Defamation Complaint to Google
  4. DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
  5. DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

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From the Blog

  1. Brazil Court Orders, the Election and the Removal of “Fake News”
  2. Lumen Researcher Interview Series: Ernesto van der Sar of TorrentFreak
  3. Stark increase in government takedown requests in Lumen
  4. Over thirty thousand DMCA notices reveal an organized attempt to abuse copyright law
  5. Transparency initiatives in the DSA: An Exciting Step Forward in Transparency Reporting