The Government ask Google to do their dirty work with file-sharers
It really doesn't matter what you think of file-sharers because the single most important fact about them is that they're not going to go away.
While people can get stuff for free, they will.
The government, of course, are being pressured by the entertainment industry and sadly for everyone concerned, they have no idea how to combat it.
And so, instead of trying to understand that situation, they've simple asked someone else to do it. This time, they're asking Google to fix it for them.
Basically, the coalition want Google to block filesharing websites from its search results, as culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, believes that this will "make life more difficult" for websites that infringe copyright.
"We intend to take measures to make it more and more difficult to access sites that deliberately facilitate infringement, misleading consumers and depriving creators of a fair reward for their creativity," Hunt will tell the Royal Television Society conference in Cambridge on Wednesday evening.
Basically, what the suits are hoping is that Google will downgrade unlawful sites in search listings as well as speeding up the legal process which means that sites can be ruled unlawful within weeks of being identified, rather than months or years.
A spokesman for Google said: "Google has industry-leading measures to fight online piracy. We work hand in hand with copyright owners to remove infringing material from search results. Without a court order, any copyright owner can already use our removals process to inform us of copyright infringing content and have it removed from Google search.
"We recently announced a series of measures that make this process even easier, bringing our removal time down to an average of four hours."