|The BPI has reported its 250 millionth infringing link to the search giant, claiming that Google has to do more to solve the piracy problem and calling for the UK government to adopt the Digital Economy Bill.
Today, more and more legal music services emerge worldwide, but record labels are still facing the increasing problem of music piracy. To fight it, various music industry groups send millions of takedown notices to Internet services, mostly to Google. For example, the BPI has already crossed the mark of 250 mln reported links and is adding about 3m new ones every week. Most of them are removed from the search results in a matter of hours, but the entertainment industry believes that it is not sufficient to address the underlying problem.
Anti-piracy groups and search engines have arranged various roundtable discussions to find new solutions, but no satisfactory result for both sides has been reached yet. On its part, Google has recently introduced many tweaks and changes to its search engine operation. It downranked websites for which it received most DMCA requests and started to actively promote legitimate content in search results.
Still, the copyright owners want the search engines to go further – for example, delist pirate websites in their entirety or make sure that pirated content can’t reappear under a new URL. However, Google is not going to do this, because this may cause over-blocking and other problems, which has brought both sides to a stalemate.
The copyright industry hopes that the British government is able to help break this impasse, as the lawmakers are currently developing a new and revised version of the Digital Economy Bill, which could address the search issue by making Google, Bing and others take a more proactive stance. The BPI claimed that the new version of the Digital Economy Bill represents a real opportunity to back the creative businesses by insisting that search engines put in place an effective Code of Practice.
The industry experts point out that the search issue has already been brought up in the recent discussions in Parliament, but so far there is no search engine related provision in the current form of the law.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
|still sharing(pirate) is no.1 lol.|
|posted by (2016-10-26 18:41:04)|
|Well did they hire somebody to find all those links or just used google and marked them all LOL|
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