Google to change search so deter access to pirated content
There's going to be some changes 'round here according to Google. They're going to introduce changes to their search engine in the hope that it'll discourage you from getting anywhere near pirated content by placing legit copyrighted stuff higher in the results of your online queries.
Basically, they're tweaking their algorithms so that pirate material is shunted further down the search results, so it'll still be there, you're just going to have to fanny about a bit more to source it.
"We are optimistic that Google’s actions will help steer consumers to the myriad legitimate ways for them to access movies and TV shows online,” said Michael O’Leary, a senior executive vice president at the Motion Picture Association of America, in a statement.
Amit Singhal, Google’s head of engineering, says: "Since we re-booted our copyright removals over two years ago, we’ve been given much more data by copyright owners about infringing content online. In fact, we’re now receiving and processing more copyright removal notices every day than we did in all of 2009 - more than 4.3 million URLs in the last 30 days alone."
Start bookmarking your favourite streaming and torrent sites, now.