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 asking Google to take down not only specific pages, but the entire site, but Google believes that this isn’t a good idea.
According to a statement made by Google ,
“Unfortunately, whole-site removal is ineffective and can easily result in censorship of lawful material.” “Whole-site removal would simply drive piracy to new domains, legitimate sites, and social networks,” Google added.
According to the TorrentFreak report, the letter that was sent in by Google will be taken into consideration by Intellectual Property Czar Daniel Marti. The 2016-2019 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement is expected to be released in the months to come.
There is also a Google algorithm that targets piracy and sites with massive DMCA claims against them, and it’s called the Google Pirate Update.
Here’s the letter: