UK Wants Google to Change Its Piracy PolicyAdded: Monday, March 28th, 2016
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The BPI, British anti-piracy group, has once again criticized Google over piracy, claiming that the search engine is not doing enough to remove links to piracy websites from its results. The group said it had reported over 200 million infringing links to Google over the last 5 years under its “notice and takedown” policy, where the company removes links reported by the rights owners.
The problem is that the pirated links taken down by Google are quickly replaced by other illegal links, and the situation doesn’t change much. This is why the BPI wants the company to introduce a different policy of “notice and stay down”. As part of this policy, Google must ban the content marked by the BPI for removal forever, so that it isn’t indexed again for the same site.
Google has always been targeted by the entertainment industry over piracy. A few years ago, the search engine promised to start using takedown requests to “downrank” websites that attracted lots of piracy notices. However, the anti-piracy outfit still pressures Google to take more measures: for example, lower the threshold at which a website is downranked, uprank legitimate digital music services and de-list portals “ruled illegal” by the British court, and use the abovementioned “notice and stay down” strategy.
In response, Google revealed that its team had reviewed over 80 million alleged links to pirated content in February alone, and they had refined the algorithm to downrank websites receiving many copyright takedown requests. In addition, Google has made other changes, like “knowledge panels” on the right-hand side of its search results screen containing links to legitimate services. Google has also released a report on how it fights piracy to make its defense.
Monday, March 28th, 2016
|Its all wrong and shows how corrupt the so called legit venders are. They want google to manipulate the numbers first by eliminating us. And then it will be among the leftovers. Oh yeah somehow it does not surprise me a bit. Just business as usual.|
|If companies spent 1/2 the time, effort and resources on making their services and good *available* to all consumers, there would be a lot less piracy. I'm looking at you TV, Movie, Music, and Game execs.|
The old model of the companies choosing who, where and when are over, welcome to the digital age, where if it is available anywhere on the planet it should be available everywhere on the planet.
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