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Google has removed over 100 million piracy-related links this year

By Scorpus
Jul 26, 2013
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  1. Since the start of the year, Google has received and complied with over 100 million requests to remove allegedly copyright infringing webpages from their search results. This mammoth amount of takedowns is already more than the amount for the entirety...

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 306   +37

    They're fighting an upward battle. Take down one torrent link, twenty more will take its place. Even if they block all of the torrenting websites from Google, pirates will just visit their preferred torrenting website directly.
     
  3. Cut off one head...two more shall take its place....Hail Hydra!

    To me this marks the point where google is not the best search engine anymore, too much filtering, too much censorship, will use it to look for simple things but more underground stuff will have to look elsewhere like duckduckgo
     
  4. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 984   +123

    or use another search engine....
     
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  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

    - Albert Einstein.
     
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  6. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 551

    Some ISPs started blocking some of the Proxys set up for the Pirate Bay here in the UK, but again one proxy goes down 20 more spring up! They just blocked Eztv, and some illegal Sport Streaming websites too,

    Just use a dedicated torrent search engine if your looking for torrents, Makes sense really!
     
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,715   +89

    Maxthon Browser has direct links built into there browser to BT sites. Funny that Browser is built on Google Chrome Engine. Google has to do what's right otherwise the NSA will come down on them hard.
     


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