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Google’s anti-piracy measures appear to have kicked in


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Before Christmas, Google announced that it would remove piracy-related terms from its Autocomplete and Instant features on its search engine. That means links to torrent sites would still appear in its search results, but that users typing in, for example, ‘Lady Gaga’ would not be prompted to expand their query to ‘Lady Gaga Bittorrent’. The measures appear to have kicked in this week, according to TorrentFreak. It says terms including BitTorrent, uTorrent, Rapidshare and Megaupload are affected, but strangely, The Pirate Bay is not. BitTorrent and Rapidshare have both criticised the move. “We embrace that certain search suggestions will not put a wrong complexion on RapidShare anymore, but we are concerned that at the same time the legitimate interests of our users will also be affected,” says a Rapidshare spokesperson. 
Source: TorrentFreak

 

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