Pirate Update

Google Says No Algorithm Changes In New Deal To Demote Pirated Content In UK Search Results

It’s been announced by the UK Intellectual Property Office that a “landmark agreement” between Google and Microsoft Bing has been called for “reducing the visibility of infringing content in the UK search results by June 1, 2017.  But according to Google, they are “changing nothing today as a result of the announcement/code of conduct” There is already …

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Columbia University Researchers Claim 28% Of Google’s URL Takedown Requests Are Invalid

Columbia University’s American Assembly and Berkeley has published a research paper that claims almost 30 percent of the more than two million URL takedown requests Google receives daily may not be valid. There is data that Google gives to the Lumen database, who is an independent, third-party research project that was created to analyze DMCA requests and …

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Google Received More Than 65 Million URL Takedown Requests In The Past Month

When it comes to the number of URL copyright removal requests sent to Google, the rate in which the search engine is getting them is climbing a quite a rapid rate.  It seems that, according to the newest transparency report data, Google has received 15,659,212 URL takedown requests based on copyright infringement during the week of November …

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JustWatch Claims Google’s Anti-Piracy Efforts Haven’t Hurt Streaming Sites

Remember when Google said that they were going to deal with illegal video streaming sites back in 2012?  It looks like, according to JustWatch, a search engine for legal video streams based in Berlin, has said in a published report that Google’s promise to come down on illegal sites hasn’t really been holding up. Back in August of …

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Piracy Groups Want Google To Remove The Whole Site After Valid DMCA Filings

It’s being reported by TorrentFreak that Google is opposing calls from piracy groups, such as MPAA and RIAA, to remove the whole site from the search results over copyright infringements. Google is using the DMCA content removal procedure, which is where Google takes down search results that link to specific pages with copyright infringements.  These piracy groups are …

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Outcomes Of Google’s Pirate Algorithm: Should You Be Concerned?

Every time Google rolls out a brand new algorithm update, it seems that there are quite a few people in the SEO world who goes crazy.  But it reminds me of being a student in high school all over again.  Every time there’s a new big project for a class, or a surprise test announced, …

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