Google and Bing voluntarily reduce visibility of copyright infringing websites in the United Kingdom

Posted 20 February 2017 18:34 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Google and Microsoft’s Bing will voluntarily reduce the visibility of copyright infringing websites on the British version of their search engines. Links to such sites will no longer appear on the first page of the search results.

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Motion Picture Association have made a deal with Google and Bing. From the 1st of June this year the search engines will make pirated content harder to find. Websites of which the search engines frequently receive complaints about copyright infringement will no longer appear on the first page of the search results and the search engines also agreed to remove piracy related terms from the autocomplete lists of both search engines.

“Search engines play a vital role in helping consumers discover content online. Their relationship with our world leading creative industries needs to be collaborative. Consumers are increasingly heading online for music, films, e-books, and a wide variety of other content. It is essential that they are presented with links to legitimate websites and services, not provided with links to pirate sites”, according to Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and who will also oversee the implementation of the deal.

Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Matt Hancock added, “as we build a more global Britain we want the UK to be the most innovative country to do business, and initiatives like this will ensure our creative and digital economies continue to thrive.”



coolcolors
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 21 Feb 17 14:45
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The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Motion Picture Association have made a deal with Google and Bing.
Here's the real rub-they determine what sites violates their so called terms. In my terms means censorship and ethics violations of open internet. Well then people will create new Browser search engine and people will move away from Bing and Google search for their so called torrents again. Do those studio butt cracks not know a single thing once the horse is out of the barn you can't put them back anymore.

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Their relationship with our world leading creative industries needs to be collaborative.
I see no such attempts just more talk.

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Consumers are increasingly heading online for music, films, e-books, and a wide variety of other content.
This is not going to stop nor slow down anytime here or in the future and doing so will just propagate Pirate sites. How about they actually pay Artists what they are due and that would go along way to stop Pirate.

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It is essential that they are presented with links to legitimate websites and services, not provided with links to pirate sites”, according to Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and who will also oversee the implementation of the deal.
Yeah I like to see them try this...they already lost and to say they want to do this is too little too late already.
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paulw2
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 21 Feb 17 20:08
When ever I "The British Phonographic Industry (BPI)"  i keep seeing  "The British Pornographic Industry (BPI)"  :-)
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coolcolors
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 22 Feb 17 00:55
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Originally Posted by paulw2
When ever I "The British Phonographic Industry (BPI)" i keep seeing "The British Pornographic Industry (BPI)" :-)
Shhh... you'll let out the secret....
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AaronZ26593
MyCE Rookie
Posted on: 22 Feb 17 07:00
Censorship and copy-wrong....
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