Rightsholders Asked Google to Remove Six Billion ‘Pirate’ Links
Copyright holders have asked Google to remove six billion links to ‘pirate’ search results over the past decade. The vast majority of these requests were honored. While copyright infringement can’t be eradicated entirely, Google is slowly but steadily presenting itself as a willing partner in the anti-piracy fight.
Roughly 25 years ago, Google started its business as a simple and straightforward search engine.
The startup swiftly captured a dominant market share which it managed to retain and grow as time passed.
Google’s position as a search leader also brings responsibility. This is an issue copyright holders have hammered on for a long time. And slowly but steadily, Google tweaked its policies to hinder pirate sites.
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