Google Refuses MPAA Request to Block Torrent Sites
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Google has refused requests from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to block the homepages to a number of torrent sites from its online search results. Google has not released its reasons for denying the requests, but it is believed that, since no pirated content is linked on the respective sites’ homepage, they are not deemed guilty of copyright infringement, most acting more like aggregators or search engines.
A Google representative outlined their policy toward blocking copyright infringing material in a conversation with TorrentFreak, posted on Sunday, saying, “We’ve designed a variety of policies to comply with the requirements of the law, while weeding out false positives and material that’s too remote from infringing activity.”