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Google will filter out torrent websites

News: 27th January 2011 by Louise Dodgson under Record Labels, Selling & Distributing Your Music

It has taken a while but finally Google has taken heed of the RIAA's (Recording Industry Association of America) requests and will now filter results directing people to torrent sites out of their searches. Hopefully this will prove quite an effective step in deterring people from being drawn to visit such sites and partake in illegal downloading.

Also in the news a couple of weeks back were figures that suggested that piracy websites draw in billions of visitors, which stirred up the argument whether increasing awareness of legal download sites would help in the war against piracy. Below are a bevy of related articles to bring you up to date on the subject!

Related Links

http://torrentfreak.com/google-starts-censoring-bittorrent-rapidshare-and-more-110126/

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/01/heightened-awareness-of-legal-sites-wont-steer-fans-away-from-music-piracy-interview.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12163161

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110105/03222912526/two-years-after-riaa-suggested-isps-were-ready-to-implement-3-strikes-most-isps-have-no-such-plans.shtml


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riaa, google, illegal downloading, filesharing, music piracy, music downloads, music consumption

 

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