Google Steps Up Fight against Piracy

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Google has received many complaints about pirated content on the internet

The leading Internet search engine company is planning to update its piracy data on a daily basis. Many people and companies are always complaining to the Google about pirated content on the internet. One such company is Microsoft, which has been sending Google complaints about pirated software. They fear that customers can easily be confused with the pirated content and then blame them for any problem they encounter. Entertainment companies are also agitating for tougher piracy laws to curb this menace.

google to update piracy data
Google has received many complaints about pirated content on the internet

Google is seen by these companies as a good starting point in the fight against piracy since it controls about two thirds of the Internet searches done worldwide. It has indexed the most websites and thus, can easily block some of the notorious ones that are known for having pirated content. Google also owns the largest video sharing website, YouTube. Copied content easily finds its way here.

Google has released some data on the requests it receives on a daily basis. It says that it will be updating any removal requests on a daily basis. Media and software companies are the most affected by the online piracy. The rising outcry on piracy has led Google to name the websites that receive the most complaints. The most notorious websites, according to Google’s report, are filestube.com, torrentz.eu and 4shared.com. These are visited by many people seeking free media and software which quality is not always guaranteed.

However, the fight against online piracy requires collective effort to make sure that the right to freedom of speech is not gagged, while at the same time protecting intellectual property.

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