New Google search algorithm aimed at reducing piracy
The Google Police strikes a blow at piracy again. This time, using its Google search algorithm.
Google announced that its new search algorithm will attempt to discourage users and web surfers from going to websites noted for hosting illegal and copyrighted content. Google is going to lower the ranking of these known piracy sites so that whenever one performs a search result, it won’t appear in the first page search results.
The following are some of the sites which Google has flagged down. Most of them have removal notices requested from users for hosting illegal content:
(For the full list, click here)
Aside from down-listing the rank of sites, Google also accepts removal requests for sites. The new search algorithm will be in full effect sometime in August 17.
Already, the new Google search algorithm is receiving criticism from many users who believe this new feature could be exploited by other entities to leapfrog over others in their web ranking.
What is clear though is that the new algorithm is another blow to pirates, especially those who frequently use torrents.