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August 11, 2012

Google punishing pirate sites with new algorithm

Pirate sites will no longer sit at the top of the Google search engine as Google move to punish sites that host pirated music,movies and TV shows.

Google made an announcment on a blog post saying that all sites hit with valid copyright claims will be downgraded in the Google rankings. I wonder why Google are doing this? Is it because they realise they should or simply to please all the studios that are wanting to sue Google?

One thing worth noting is that Google want us all to know that they are not policing the Web and will only remove pages if a valid copyright removal notice is received from the  rights owner.

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Via – Cnet UK
Source – Google Blog Post

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