Bad news for Internet lovers. Now it will be difficult to search for pirated movies, music and illegally streamed live football matches under a new plan to deprecate privacy websites. This is expected to be rolled out in few months. Google and Microsoft Plans to Prevent Piracy Websites from Popping Up in Search.
Google and Microsoft Plans to Prevent Piracy Websites from Popping Up in Search
Internet users will find it harder to search for pirated films and music and illegally streamed live football matches under a new plan to crackdown on piracy websites. Google and Bing has collaborated to a voluntary code of practice. The reason behind this is to prevent users from visiting disrupt able content providers.
The newly introduced code is aimed at improving collaboration with rights holders and accelerating the take down process following DMCA notices. This code will accelerate the demotion of illegal sites after getting notices from right holders. It means now people who search for music, videos and digital books will be taken to genuine websites rather than private sites. At such sites users security is at risk.
The Agreement Will Run in Parallel With Existing Anti-Piracy Measures to Reduce Online Violation
Ofcom is supporting this system by examining the search results represented to internet users. Ofcom in collaboration with Department for Culture, Media and Sport is working on exploring technologies that will help to keep users away from illegitimate content.
This agreement will run in parallel with existing anti-piracy measures aimed at reducing online infringement. This is a positive step to ensure internet user’s privacy but is also a bad new for those users who illegally stream live matches, pirated pictures and listen to such music.