LeakID is a company that monitors illegal links and sources, send automated takedown notices to ISPs hosting infringing links and websites. Microsoft uses their services to protect their products including Windows, Office, etc,. Microsoft has been one of the most active DMCA notice senders and they have asked Google to remove more than 10 million infringing URLs from its indexes in the past year alone. Companies like LeakID which sends notices on behalf of Microsoft have sent some embarrassing takedown notices.
LeakID asked Google for the removal of Microsoft’s own website, its Wikipedia entry and an Open Source project website. After experiencing such situations in the past, Microsoft has today ended their relationship with the French company LeakID.
“Microsoft is committed to ensuring that enforcement measures are appropriate and completely accurate. We are investigating the circumstances of this takedown and have instructed the vendor that it is no longer authorized to send notices on our behalf,”