Google Going To Remove Torrent Links From Search Results

Google appears set to take a big step against internet piracy, widely considered to be the biggest bane of entertainment industry. Search companies like Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo have often been blamed for not doing enough to tackle internet piracy.
Now, according to a report in Torrentfreak website, “Google and other search companies are close to striking a voluntary agreement with entertainment companies to tackle the appearance of infringing content links in search results.”

The report adds that following the discussions chaired by UK’s Intellectual Property Office, all parties have agreed that the code should take effect by June 1, 2017. However, it remains to be seen if Google follows the code worldwide or only in Britain.
In September 2016, Google had delisted almost 1.75 billion websites because of copyright takedown requests. The number was confirmed by the counter on the copyright section of the company’s transparency report.

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Shashank Tiwari

Shashank Tiwari is a writer from India and the Tech Explained editor. In his free time he dabbles in fiction, photography, and game development.

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