Google Now Removing Over 50 Million Pirate Search Results Per Year

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supercourier

“There is a staggering amount of copyright infringement taking place every day online and much of it is facilitated by Google...But we can’t lose sight of the fact that it also confirms the important role that Google has to play in helping curb the theft of creative works..."

LOL...as if the net exists to serve their business models. Since rights holders created and own it, we're just annoying collateral cattle waiting to be milked and slaughtered. The only reason they gave even this much lip service to Google is because they have to due to its size and influence.

Yep, people just exist to fit into "their" business model. Meekly respect their paid thugs and do what you're all told. Money is speech and corporations are people...

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Jox

“There is a staggering amount of copyright infringement taking place every day online and much of it is facilitated by Google, as their own data shows,” the MPAA noted...

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And this is the problem with the MPPAA, the RIAA and other such organizations: they see this data and say "we're losing millions due to piracy". The rest of us see this data as proof that people want better options for legally obtaining this content.

Piracy will cease to exist the day you can make it more desireable to obtain media legally.

-Jox

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PCWolf

FACT: even with all this so called "Piracy" They are all still making tons of Money!! Hollywood Greed knows no limits!

But My Question is this:
If I buy a Movie on DVD/BluRay with a Digital Copy, & I go DL a DRM Free version of the movie from the Web, do I get called as a Pirate by the Hollywood Greed Mongers?

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bobthegoat2001

Absolutely!

I would recommend just "ripping" the Blu-Ray version and use that one as the "Digital Copy". It's normally the best version anyway. The quality of the real Digital Copy normally sucks really bad, is DRM'ed, and by the time you want to actually use it, it's probably already expired.

Plus when you "rip" it you can either keep it the way it is (WDTV), or convert it to whatever device you plan on using it for (Tablets, iPad, phone, etc.) at whatever quality you want it to be at.

DVDfab has helped me with this.

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Happy

"this data shows that our current system is not working"

For everyone who missed it, this is code for "You should change your mind about SOPA and PIPA because we don't like losing money and we're gonna bring those two bills back when you have changed your mind about them because as you recall they weren't scrapped, they were merely put on the back burner (legally speaking)."

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Nimrod

Look at bands like Phish. Their fans have NO problem DLing their content. And yet,the bad is not hurting for money because fans will gladly throw down 320$ per show a few times a year. So whos really losing money? The execs, so who gives a shit?

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Scatter

The fans who only had to pay $100 to see them live a few years ago?

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The Corrupted One

Good thing too.

Burn, in, hell pirates, and take your cheap pirate imitations with you.

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TrollBot5000

[Taps you on the shoulder] [Punches you in the face] [Laughs while you cry]

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Caboose

You've never recorded a TV show, sports game or movie off of the TV, ever? You've never recorded a song off the radio or made a mix tape? You've never photocopied pages from a book or magazine? You are a perfect little angel that buys everything and anything right?

Care to explain what a "cheap pirate imitation" is exactly?

If I make a duplicate of a movie, the duplicate is 100% identical to the original. If I rip a CD to listen to in my car (and I rip it at the right format, frequency and bitrate) the ripped tracks are the exact same as on the CD.

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Scatter

I don't think that the problem was ever people making their own backups. The problem is the millions of people who download other people's backups and don't pay for any copies of media.

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Caboose

I wasn't talking about backups.

When you would record a movie or TV show, you're not making a "backup". It is no different than downloading said movie or TV show, only on an older medium.

Recording a song off the radio to listen on your own, is no different than downloading MP3 today. Different medium, same result.

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Happy

True true. And just like all criminals, they make it worse for the rest of us because they cause the government to stomp on the rights of ALL OF US just to get the lawbreakers (and most people are foolish enough to let the government and the politicians do it).

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T1125P

Yup exactly Scatter, yahoo, bing, etc. One falls 10 more rises they can't stop it so they should stop wasting their $$ trying. It's been going on since the beginning of the PC, if the internet is there, then there will be piracy. Or forget about torrents and use a usenet group like http://www.giganews.com/ get anything you want :D

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Happy

This is dangerous thinking. You act as if the internet is all powerful. It isn't. It was almost destroyed by SOPA and PIPA and is still being threatened by CISPA! If you have read "1984" then you should know what the internet can become and how horrific the totalitarian oppression will be if that happens. It's just like Julian Assange has said, the internet can be a wonderful thing but it can also be a tool for totalitarian oppression (I don't remember his exact words). The powerful are slave owners and we are their slaves. Just because they don't yet completely control the internet doesn't mean that they're not working on it. Just look at the article and what it is saying about takedown requests multiplying by 15x. And even if they don't control the internet completely and don't control us overtly doesn't mean they aren't still controlling us. Slavery works best when you give the slaves enough freedom to where they don't think that they're slaves.

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Nimrod

if they want to waste money on crap like this why should you and I complain?

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agello24

i would have taken their cry baby powers away a long time ago.

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dubcek

What I find truly pathetic, is the RIAA and MPAA blame piracy for nearly all of their loses.

Maybe if the MPAA/RIAA would spend less bribing US senators and Congressmen their losses would be considerably less.

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PCWolf

Actually, if they priced Movies more reasonably, people would pirate less. Sales at the Apple Music Store & Record Break Profits at the Theaters proves that Piracy is not hurting them in the way they would want us all to think. If making movies & recording Music was a money losing proposition due to Piracy, They would have stopped making them LONG AGO.

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illusionslayer

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=the+pirate+bay

Let's be honest, folks, this doesn't mean anything.

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savage4naves

The PirateBay has been raided, DoS'd, founders been charged and incarcerated, undergoing a brutal legal attack, blocked by ISPs, the official UK Pirate Party Proxy recently shut down and has suffered ample downtime.

Putting your faith in something that might not continue to prevail does mean something.

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Peanut Fox

The censor the internet movement in search of ghost profits is frightening.

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Happy

Finally, someone who gets it!

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alabasterdragon

What I find truly pathetic, is the RIAA and MPAA blame piracy for nearly all of their loses. They should really turn those microscopes internally! Maybe, just maybe, they are losing money because they are failing to keep up with the market. The music industry has found themselves scraping the bottom of the reality show barrel, and Hollywood only does halfway well regurgitating previous hits. You'd think that would tell them they SUCK like the black hole they have become. If a new idea does manage to rise to the top (despite their best efforts to kill it) they repeatedly beat that horse to death.

This sadly is another example of the "blame anyone but yourself" society. It's not their fault for distributing crap hardly anyone wants, it's the pirates that are stealing from them.

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TrollBot5000

I doubt this will have any effect at all in regards to deterring people from finding what they're looking for. I swear movies worth buying are so few and far between nowdays. I think the last 2 movies I've seen that I need to buy are Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed. Looper was overrated. Dark Knight Rises was the weakest of the 3. Dredd was Dreddful. Spiderman reboot wasn't necessary. The list goes on of mediocre hollywood movies that just aren't worth buying. Don't get me started on the state of major label mainstream music. Ughhhh.

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Happy

Ditto to most of that.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Did anyone notice that the Pirate Bay could not be accessed from Google for nearly a month?

Well it's no different in Europe

The Pirate Bay has been blocked on many ISP's accross Europe. This includes The Netherlands, The UK, Belgium and Finland.

The Proxy Bay maintains a list of proxy sites that allow access to The Pirate Bay. These proxy sites are hosted in countries where The Pirate Bay has not been blocked. There is more information about the blocks on Torrentfreak

http://proxybay.info/

Remember, this list is for research purposes only!

It probably is of no use to Maximum PC Readers however so forget I mentioned it and lets get back to the hottest movie list for 2012

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pratikrawankar

torrent means piracy
eveyone knows this

then why no one is able to stop it from tech world ??????
there is over thousands of million $ loss to soft-gaming companies

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PCWolf

Good Games sell, Bad Games DON'T. Blaming lackluster sales of bad games on Pirates is STUPID. Steam Proves that games DO sell & not everyone is a pirate like you & those like you would have us believe.

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DocBogus

Grow up

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Caboose

So if Torrent means piracy, then all my Company of Heroes patches that are downloaded through CoH via torrent are pirated?

All the Linux distros that I've downloaded over the years through torrents are pirated?

All of the thousands of legally released music and movies released over torrent are also pirated?

Go back to your Fox news ya moron!

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cmasupra

Torrent does not mean piracy. I use torrents all the time for large files that I can't email or upload somewhere. I've even used torrents for work.

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Peanut Fox

I wonder if Pirate Bay isn't just going to develop their own search engine at some point.

I've been using DuckDuckGo for a while now and it's interesting how the two services will deliver different results. The biggest one I notice is that if I search for (something) wiki, I don't get the sites wiki page with duckduckgo, I get the Wikipedia site (usually what I want), where as Google will often give me the the personal wiki. Even with the years of personal search Google has not quite got me figured out ;)

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TrollBot5000

I've tried duckduckgo before. It used to come as the default search engine in I think linux mint 11 or 12 now its yahoo. Duckduckgo doesn't even have a image search section so that alone is a deal breaker.

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Peanut Fox

You're right it doesn't, and it would be an issue for me too. You can use what DDG calls "Bang Commands" by using an "!". Type "!i" and whatever you enter after that redirects you to a.... Google image search. It's pretty hamfisted, and there's no other way to put it. I use it often enough that I've crated a macro for it on my keyboard. Gotta use those G keys on the side for something.

It's math and conversion functions are no where near as good as Google's either. In the end I still find myself using DDG's Bang commands to search Google (!G) at least a few times a week.

Honestly I don't think it's as good a search engine as Google, or even Bing. It's saving grace is that the results are not filtered, not personalized, and not tracked. And those are the reasons that I use it.

None of the below on DDG, which wouldn't bother me on Google if I didn't see them on searches that I'd think these shouldn't be popping up to begin with.

In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.

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Happy

I want duckduckgo to become more popular because there is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON that I can see for why Google should save the search results of its users (other than so that it can suck the dick of the US government on command).

But yes, the lack of an image search on duckduckgo is bothersome and I hope they remedy that glaring oversight as soon as humanly possible.

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lo_tek

I'm an ardent believer in free-market economics, but the movie industry isn't making any friends with their heavy-handed tactics. I mean, they tell me not to steal movies on a legitimate dvd that I just bought, wtf? I'm sorry, but the entertainment industry gets absolutely NO sympathy from me. Zilch, none, nada, zip. They are the consummate douche-bags of the free-market economy.

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PCWolf

I agree 100%

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Scatter

Meh, anyone who's looking for this content can just use one of many unfiltered uncensored search engines that are out there.

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Happy

Such as...?

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alabasterdragon

Ya, you might get scroogled!

As if bing/Microsoft is any less guilty.

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