Big Hollywood studios and companies have been blaming Google for not taking strict actions against torrent websites. Other search engines are too answerable to studios for ‘promoting’ piracy by listing the content of torrent websites. Although, the search engine giant Google has been persist in taking different steps to filter the copyright infringing content from its results and thus keeps removing torrent links when searched for.
Google, Yahoo and Bing all have pledged to reduce the piracy on their search engines that are accessible to billions around the world. These companies are close to striking a voluntary agreement with entertainment companies to tackle the appearance of infringing content links in search results, reports TorrentFreak.
In 2016, Google was swamped with more than a billion take-down requests.
World famous torrent website Yify/YTS was taken down voluntarily by the owners in last quarter of 2015. One of the most famous torrent website among users KickassTorrents was shutdown last year. Though it was affecting time for the internet community but there were many other torrent websites to fulfill the needs of most users.
With the help of British Intellectual Property Office, multiple discussions between search companies and Hollywood studious took place in order to curb these websites even further.
After the meeting, however, diverse parties agreed on many terms. For instance, it’s being speculated that a draft amendment to Digital Economy Bill committee will allow the government to compel regulations on search engines. Hence, forcing search engines to take more drastic measures.
There’s a good possibility that Google and other search engines aren’t going to roll with this severe actions voluntarily. If the Google doesn’t show the torrent links, the users can still visit the torrent website directly.
Source : Agencies