Google Will Put in Place New Copyright FilterAdded: Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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A week ago the search giant made an official statement about its filtering system. The matter is that the websites which receive a huge number of takedown requests will now be automatically outranked by Google.
Apparently, under the pressure of the music and movie industries, the search engine struggled for quite some time to comply with their demands related to filtering infringing services, but a week ago the company claimed that they will enforce a new filter which will focus on the service receiving numerous DMCA takedown requests. Google said they would start to consider a new signal in the rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices received for any given service. The websites with high numbers of DMCA notices might appear lower in the searching results.
In 2012, Google has published a list of received takedown requests, but the Recording Industry Association of America wasn’t satisfied, pointing out that the search engine still failed to do enough to filter out infringing websites. The list of such websites include filestube.com, torrenthound.com, bitsnoop.com, isohunt.com, and, of course, our extratorrent.com. As such, we could also be the subject of this new filtering system.
In the meantime, only rights owners can know whether something is authorized, and only courts have the power to decide if copyright was infringed. The search engine can’t determine if a particular webpage infringes copyright. As such, while this new signal will have impact on the ranking of the search results, Google won’t be removing any pages from its results unless it receives a valid copyright removal notice from the copyright holder.
Nevertheless, the main problem remains that the company’s new ranking may also outrank legal content. For instance, YouTube hosts millions of legitimate search results, but due to the high number of unauthorized videos it may also fall under the new filtering system of the search engine. As for Google, it claimed that it was treating YouTube like any other website in search rankings. However, the company doesn’t expect this change to demote results for the most popular user-generated content services.
Aside from censoring illegal content, the entertainment industry asked the largest search engines to prioritize sites obtaining certification as a licensed website under a recognized scheme, as well as to stop indexing sites subject to court orders. It is unclear if Google is going to follow on these requests soon.
August 16th,2012Posted by:
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
|well lets send a large number of DCMA Takedown requests to Google and make there own rank drop like a rock. Then they will understand the pointlessness of such a filter.|
|Don't really see where this is Google problem. They are just an index. sort of like a giant phone book. They are no more responsible for the copyright infringing material than ICANN is. Maybe the RIAA and MPAA should send request to ICANN to remove the domains. Or maybe once a week send out to every individual in the world a list of "bad" domains. Point being it really is not Google responsibility.|
|posted by (2012-08-16 21:37:18)|
|Waste of time. When looking for a movie etc I rarely if ever look on google for it, I only look there if I cant find it in the more obvious places first, which virtually never happens unless the thing im looking for is unusual or not that common or popular. And that youtube bit, even if they drop down in the search table, surely to bypass it you just type in to google what your looking for with the word youtube included and it will go straight to youtube findings regardless of how far down their ranking might go. I mean am I missing something here or what? Seems a waste of time to me. And besides could we not just switch from google to another search engine to bypass the nonsense???|
|The NWO don't care as long as they get what they want. Maybe we should just put an embargo on Audio and Video and stop going to the movies, after all they are starting to rehash old movies to rip us off i.e. Total Recall; as if that isn't a pun waiting to happen. Music has gone bland, listen to capital radio UK and with 2 hours you've heard every song they are going to play at least twice.|
I'd rather listen to a busker and give my money to them than the suits.
|Many of you need to watch your own networks a bit more closely since google analytical stores your searches ,tracks and profiles its users and passes such information to other parties,it can store this data,filter and flag anything it wants to and pass its findings onto any agencies it wishes or to any govt agencies who wish to know,I suggest DNT+ ,for those not aware of do not track plus it is a firefox plug in that blocks tracking companies and protects you against profiling from all sites from social media through to google itself without slowing your computer or the browsing capabilities of firefox,personally I have had almost 50000 sites blocked by DNT+ in just a few months.4 companies are blocked on Extratorrent alone including facebook,twitter badge and google +1 as well as google analytics.Switching from google to yahoo or Bing has the same result and if you do not wish to be tracked and profiled anonymously then part of your protection needs to be from DNT+ .|
|As long as ExtraTorrent is in my favorites they can filter all they want...|
|I'm fed up with this crap. I've been through BETA, VHS, Laserdisc, vcd, dvd now bluray...etc etc... If I wanna watch an older movie I should be able to. Anyone actually remember HOW MUCH VHS TAPES USED TO COST BACK IN THE DAY? Video stores used to pay 100$ a copy. I'm not getting checks from places I worked at years ago...|
|posted by (2012-08-17 00:18:55)|
|Is this not infringing on free speech? What next? Google being forced to outrank sites supporting anti establishment causes?|
|f*ck the filter just use ask jeeves search engine or else superhide ip whoever decided to TRY stop torrent sites will be sorry if they end up paying £16 for junk|
|posted by (2012-08-17 16:10:57)|
|well that easy as hell to get around LOL just go to the last page in the results LOLOLOLOL google = a bunch or retards.|
@Embolism: that's only if you are logged in as a google user. if you just use the search they don't store that info. not to mention ppl should at least start using free proxies. and does DNT+ really block them or just show you who is tracking you. personally if I log out of google nothing in the block list shows up anymore.
but if you are that worried about this crap here is what you can do to prevent it: pay for a good proxie, vpn or seedbox. start using privet trackers. or go back to xdc searches that only work with irc and just ftp everything over a secure privet connection.
|posted by (2012-08-17 18:48:09)|
|who uses google anyway now a day|
|posted by (2012-08-18 03:20:42)|
|@taker, the world?|
|posted by (2012-08-18 04:36:51)|
|@suavenz I believe the person who said who uses google nowadays was talking about the more enlightened crowd on this site. Those of us who are aware that better engines exist and that google is a major data miner (not that you understand what that really means). Also the simple fact that google alters its results and 2 different people will get different results based on what google thinks of them is enough for even simple people such as yourself to realize google may not be the best place to trust your personal information to.|
So you took that out of context because you do not belong on this site and are yourself just about everything you call us.
BUT HEY... we do all need a good laugh from time to time.
|posted by (2012-08-18 04:48:49)|
|As far as youtube falling under the filter I doubt that. Youtube shook hands with the devil many years ago and is no longer the target of the media companies. Therefore I am fairly certain it would be exempt from such a filter. As for other results that would have had legal material... yes this is a problem and if the media companies would just find better ways to deliver media with and still make a profit they may find it beneficial. The bottom line is that if they do not start competing with piracy they are going to loose out. Look at Apple for example... I am quite certain that Apple is responsible for a huge amount of sales that would have ended in piracy instead. For some iTunes is just too easy and compared to buying an entire CD it is affordable enough for most to forget about piracy. The rest of the industry needs to take a page from that success and offer similar services for video and especially for porn. The porn industry wants the profits it used to see when a single porn addicted user would buy massive quantities of VHS or DVD for obscene prices but now they can get it for free. They will need to compete with this not just fight it.|
The bottom line is that even if media companies make any headway on this and actually make it difficult to get torrent we will just move back to news groups and that I am afraid is far too difficult for media companies to fight!
|@ suavenz: you're a little slow on the uptake aren't you? If you want to play the 'everything that is deemed illegal should be purged' card, you should reconsider speaking or posting. After all, there are parts in the world that would deem you as breaking the law just by visiting this site. Of course, as givmedew pointed out, you do provide entertainment for the grownups on here. What part of the world do you live in? Where I am, it's past your bedtime.|
|posted by (2012-08-19 00:14:08)|
|what bowser do people recomend and what search engine|
have dnt and firefox ?
|posted by (2012-08-19 20:54:35)|
|teksyndicate dot com rumored android was won as a robbery if treated well by me without offending me thinking so speaking as anything. and pressure from Google and its business success and competition from Apple a safety filter helps users but not torrents.|
Made by Abine and for firefox and chrome DNT+ blocks and protects you from google tracking as well as 1000`s of other online trackers along with an anonymous proxy or vpn it gives further security without taxing your system.
you do not have to be logged in to google for it to work as it works on all sites in the block list which is regularly updated.
The only draw back to VPN`s is when despite the laws of the land as in Demonoids case the government co-operates with the Americans and can seize a server at which time your privacy is out the window especially as they then have your payment details for the service and all server logs,so best to consider where you are placing your trust when taking out your VPN since the server knows who and where you are and Cybers mandate has no cares when it comes to taking their war on piracy to other countries ACTA or not.
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