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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Google Targeted by UK Music Industry

Google Targeted by UK Music Industry

Google Targeted by UK Music Industry

Added: Sunday, June 27th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
BPI (British Phonographic Industry) demands Google to delete all the links to copyrighted content, wondering why the search engine gets a free pass while file-sharing websites like The Pirate Bay face shutdown.

For a while now the industry have seen a contradiction with BitTorrent websites like The Pirate Bay facing the anger of rights owners at the same time when search engines such as Google remained immune. The British Phonographic Industry seems to have an intention to end this era by filing a DMCA complaint where it demanded Google to remove all the links to infringing content.

The BPI declares that its work is to monitor the web and take action against those who use or facilitate the use of content that infringes the rights of the BPI members. That’s where it identified that such links are available on Google’s search engine, and therefore demands them to be removed immediately, because they directly lead to the recordings owned by its members.

After The Pirate Bay was found guilty of copyright violation in 2009, despite it didn’t really host copyrighted content, but only hosted links to BitTorrent trackers enabling people to share unauthorized content, the industry understood that Google does exactly the sane thing.

It seems to be a kind of a double standard actually. There is a Google custom search website – “The Pirate Google”, which sprang up after The Pirate Bay’s case, highlighting that websites like Google provide almost the same functionality as most of the BitTorrent trackers. However, they remain untouched by the industry representatives like the IFPI, because they usually possess the legal and political clout to protect themselves, as opposed to those little independent websites.

Google later met such comparisons with resentment, as it didn’t like to be lost among the same group of sites where the “most notorious” website on the globe belongs. It announced that like YouTube and eBay, Google is also zealous in eliminating the unauthorized content on the complaints of the copyright owners. This means that it operates in the environment which encourages the legal use of content uploading while discouraging its abuse.

All this is true, but the fact remains that Internet users are able to access copyrighted content on Google in the same manner as on any BitTorrent tracker targeted by the entertainment industry over the years.

June 27th, 2010

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Date:  Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-06-27 03:52:19)
menahunie avatarLMFAO;
I knew it wouldn't be long before the bitbrains in the RIAA and MPAA went after the search engines using the same stupid reasoning as they used for Pirate Bay, Lime Wire and more.
ET, Pirate Bay, and others are nothing more than a "search Engine" and the courts haven't been able to see this.

posted by (2010-06-27 03:52:27)
iwillkillall avatarright this is just getting crazzzzy....so now all search engines have to filter and remove links to copyright material...one for all and all that....the bpi is getting brave...who's next ??, microsoft, apple, guess they will just sue pc makers for allowing users to be able to access pirate material, and the isp's for giving access...money grabbing whores..i hate the bpi....as a musician it takes them ages to sort out any royalties we may be due...they represent the PUBLISHERS...not the artists...FREE the music...feck the bpi

posted by (2010-06-27 03:53:33)
iwillkillall avataraaaaaaahh u beat me by 20 seconds...noooooooo....menahunie....lol

posted by Blocked (2010-06-27 08:34:50)
2die4 avatarhope google fight this they can afford to go the distance

posted by (2010-06-27 09:25:17)
madwiggyNLD avatargoogle is strong they dont just give up :) good news :)

posted by (2010-06-27 11:20:19)
No avatarIf google sucessfully defends itself (more than likely) that could theoretically set a precedent and turn the tide against these f'n bozos

posted by (2010-06-28 19:07:10)
No avatarGoogle remains a General Search Engine...... and therefore let us not naively correlate it with those Search Engines which are dedicated towards Torrents. Okay ?

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