Category Archives: google

Google Blocks Pirate Search Results Prophylactically

afeat

Google is accepting ”prophylactic” takedown requests to keep pirated content out of its search results. Caleb Donaldson, copyright counsel at Google, explains that the company is ‘removing’ infringing links before they are indexed. Aside from these novel features, the company also has high hopes for artificial intelligence.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons

Google Defeats Worldwide Site Blocking Order in US Court

afeat

Google has won its case against Canadian company Equustek Solutions. The search engine is not required to block content worldwide based on a Canadian Supreme Court hearing, a California Federal Court has affirmed. An important ruling for Google, which argued that freedom of speech was at stake.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons

Google Says It Can’t Filter Pirated Content Proactively

afeat

Various music industry groups want Google to implement proactive anti-piracy measures to deal with constantly reappearing links to infringing content in search results. The demand isn’t new, but this week Google’s President of EMEA Business & Operations reiterated that such proactive measures are ”just not possible.”

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons

US Court Disarms Canada’s Global Site Blocking Order Against Google

afeat

A federal court in California has rendered an order from the Supreme Court of Canada unenforceable. The order in question required Google to remove a company’s websites from search results globally, not just in Canada. This ruling violates US law and puts free speech at risk, the California court found.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

The Pirate Bay is Hard to Find on Google in Some Countries

afeat

Anyone entering the term ‘The Pirate Bay’ into a search engine should expect to get The Pirate Bay’s website as the top or close to top result, since that’s what the search demands. However, depending on where you are in the world and what variant of Google search you use, results can vary quite dramatically.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Google Signs Agreement to Tackle YouTube Piracy

afeat

Google has signed a deal with the audio-visual industry in France to more effectively target piracy on YouTube. The agreement, reached with anti-piracy outfit ALPA with government oversight, will see rightsholders gaining direct access to takedown mechanisms. Google will also provide financial support and training.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

EU Prepares Guidelines to Force Google & Facebook to Police Piracy

afeat

Companies including Google and Facebook could face tougher legislation if they don’t act proactively to remove illegal content from their platforms. That’s according to draft EU guidelines due to be published at the end of the month, which will require service providers to ”significantly step up their actions” to address the problem.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Google Challenges Canada’s Global Blocking Injunction in the US

afeat

In June, the Supreme Court of Canada ordered Google to remove a company’s websites from its search results all over the world, not just in Canada. With options to appeal exhausted in Canada, this week Google filed for an injunction in the United States, arguing that the ruling violates the First Amendment.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Google Removes Torrent Sites From ‘Results Carousel’

afeat

Google is no longer highlighting the ”best torrent sites” in its search results. Following an investigation, the search engine decided to pull the prominent torrent sites ‘carousel’ from its search results. Various streaming sites remain highlighted, but the ‘pirate’ sources have been removed there as well.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.