Tag: search engines
Qwant Music is a dedicated search-engine for music
There’s already a couple of powerful search engines for music: they’re called Google and YouTube, and they’ve sparked the odd controversy, as Music Ally readers will know. But is there room for a *dedicated* music...
March 12, 2018
Google ‘tightens standards’ on secondary-ticketing search ads
Google has implemented a new policy on secondary-ticketing websites, which will now have to ‘radically increase their transparency’ to be certified to book advertising on its platform. To be certified, secondary sites...
February 7, 2018
Google tightens rules on ticket-reseller advertising
Google is updating its rules on how ticket-resellers can advertise on its search engine, with the changes due to take effect in January 2018. Secondary ticketing services globally will have to be certified with Google...
November 24, 2017
Google questioned over highlighting ‘best torrent sites’
Oh Google… No sooner had we reported that Google was doing something music rightsholders would appreciate – preparing to automatically block many of the ads that fuel the businesses of piracy sites – than the company’s...
July 11, 2017
‘Posts on Google’ feature expands in the US and Brazil
When the music industry has talked about what appears in Google’s search results, it has usually involved complaints about links to piracy sites. However, Google is expanding an initiative that could be much more positive...
March 23, 2017
Google files its latest comments in DMCA review process
The US Copyright Office continues to take submissions from interested parties as it examines whether the safe harbours of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) need to be modernised. We reported on the latest comments...
February 23, 2017
UK rightsholders reach piracy deal with search engines
As predicted last week, search-engine owners have reached an agreement with rightsholders on a new ‘voluntary code of practice’ in the UK to tackle links to copyright-infringing content on their services. “Creative...
February 20, 2017
SNEP knocked back in push for piracy search filters
Search engines like Google and Bing will not be forced to automatically block results for searches with music artists and the term ‘torrent’.
July 20, 2016
Google opposes ‘whole-site removal’ in anti-piracy efforts
Should Google remove piracy sites entirely from its search database, rather than simply downranking them when it receives too many successful takedown requests for individual pages and files on them? The company says not....
October 23, 2015
British MP publishes report to government on how internet companies should clean up “search”
Mike Weatherley (Conservative MP for Hove and IP adviser to the PM) has published his 10-point proposal for how search engines can address piracy and IP infringement in their search offerings. He proposes that Google, as...
June 5, 2014
Google will now show artists’ upcoming concerts in its search results
Google will now show artists' upcoming concerts in its search results
March 14, 2014