|Search giants have prepared to strike a voluntary agreement with the UK entertainment industry and address the appearance of infringing content links in their search results. After roundtable discussions, it was agreed that the code should take effect by this summer.
Search engines have long been blamed for their failure to do enough to prevent online piracy. Google, for example, has even been accused of fueling it. The problem is that copyright holders wish that more could be done to prevent the appearance of infringing links in search results, particularly in the first pages. Despite Google’s measures taken over the years, the copyright owners still believe it is not doing enough.
As a result, the search giant has been sent a billion takedown requests in 2016 alone, all of them demanding the removal of links to infringing content. If the DMCA requests are accurate, the search engine always complies. However, Google and other services could find themselves on the end of legislation that forces them to do more. This is why search engines and the entertainment industry have been trying to reach a voluntary agreement, and now the deal is extremely close to being signed in the UK (largely thanks to the UK government).
An amendment to the bill would allow to impose a code of practice on search engines, forcing them to deal with copyright infringement, but it seems that such measures won’t be needed. During the negotiations, the parties have agreed that the new code should come into effect within 4 months.
As such, we’ll soon see how the UK-based agreement plays out overseas. It is likely that other countries will force the search engines to follow suit elsewhere.
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Friday, February 17th, 2017
|posted by (2017-02-17 18:19:14)|
|posted by (2017-02-17 18:29:07)|
|do you searches with google Spain for example.|
|posted by (2017-02-17 19:38:28)|
|or you could just use a different search engine...|
|Why in the world would you even need google anyways to find your piracy needs? And by now, the big boys are already established and really don't even need to be listed and indexed...do they? Am I missing something? A true pirate will find his treasure..with or without google's help.|
|Correct zefron, there are many search engines out there, some that don't record your searches such as Duck Duck Go.|
I very rarely use Google or other search engines preferring to go directly to the site and searching within, if that zero results I will try another site directly which usually results in something.
|well i goto bakabt.me for anime i want that is in english dub|
|famous search engines planning to take off all the pirated links|
|I'm just glad they are wasting their time focusing on Google.|
Maybe this misdirection towards Google will keep them busy for a while.
It shows how little they actually know about how sharers find content.
We can all be glad for their high level of ignorance.
|Now that be dumb, the ever greedy charlatans running the entertainment industry are locked into playing the no win loser 'whack "a" mole game'.|
A simple check with the same neutered search engines shows all the alternatives available at the same time.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
|i always throw my ducks on pool of internet to find hard to reach torrents that are not in ENGLISH lang|
|It's a good thing that Google is the only search engine on the internet. So that us torrent downloaders are instantly depraved of any links to content...|
|The world is full of sheep who swell the numbers of site users. If google and others remove all mention of sites like us and the other p2p indexes there will be a noticeable difference. But as normal we wait to see what that will be.||
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