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Search Providers Agree to Purge Torrents From Results in UK June 01, 2017

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posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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So Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft had some round-table discussions with the UK's Intellectual Property Office, to which they all agreed to change some of their codes and algorithms in an effort to prevent links to copyright material from showing up in search results. Will people ever stop using these services in protest? Probably not.



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Google and other search companies are close to striking a voluntary agreement with entertainment companies to tackle the appearance of infringing content links in search results. Following roundtable discussions chaired by the UK's Intellectual Property Office, all parties have agreed that the code should take effect by June 1, 2017.




posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

My guess is the vast majority of users do not solely use these services to find pirated materials. Doubt this will impact their bottom lines in any way. They have taken similar steps to stop links to child pornography from appearing on their search results. I'm sure there are plenty of pedophiles who still use Google.



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: ExNihiloRed

These efforts are already in play to n extent. I torrent through my phone using a VPN routed through a UK IP. I never could find these sites on google through the search engine, and I only recently discovered why. Now I just open the search engine and find it in the browser before I turn on the VPN, and then click the link to download after.

Maybe people in the UK could easily bypass this by using a VPN that goes through the US or other foreign IP??



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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I don't think that's all they're controlling. Might be time for a new search provider to emerge. Google is failing me.

Any suggestions out there?



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

I been using duckduckgo.com for three years now. Works great, no tracking, logging, ads or anything.



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

I used dogpile for a bit, it was ok. Seems like any search engine big enough to be useful, is unfortunately big enough to be irritating as hell with the marketing.
Let me know of you find one that's good though.
Thanks



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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the problem with sites like duck duck go is that they aren't their own search engine- they just pass the search along to another engine and pass the results back- same as using a proxy.

when the big providers agree to CENSOR something (in this case, torrents) it's a big step in the wrong direction for the masses.

We already know they have built in methods for removing things from their results- if this goes the way I see it going, soon corporations will be able to pay to have things removed or pushed up or down in the results- much like how sponsored ads work now, only for actual search results.
Nike would be able to pay to have adidas results pushed further down the list, etc...
and we all know the NSA would have their fingers way up inside that system.



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

I remember a time when finding ATS came behind an entire page of Cadillac ads. LOL



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:41 PM
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theres ixquick as well......i use that and ducky



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac



the problem with sites like duck duck go is that they aren't their own search engine- they just pass the search along to another engine and pass the results back- same as using a proxy.


If this is the case then why does the DDG web spider, DuckDuckBot, crawl my website regularly? Why did Google and Bing list my website 10 weeks before DDG?

ETA: Just checked on Wikipedia and it sources through 50 sites/search engines including its own bot.


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posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

It was reported in the UK msm a few weeks ago that the main ISPs (BT, Virgin, Sky and TalkTalk) are going to send warning letters to anyone identified as having downloaded illegal movies/tv series. They are particularly interested in illegally hacked Amazon TV Firesticks.


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posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: ExNihiloRed

"I'm sure there are plenty of pedophiles who still use Google"

You're right-Anthony Weiner,Bill Clinton,Podesta,The Head of the black Lives Matter,etc...

A whole bunch of them.



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: angryproctologist
You're right - Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton, Podesta, The Head of the Black Lives Matter, etc...

A whole bunch of them.

And this is why we can't have anything nice.



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: Morrad
a reply to: worldstarcountry

It was reported in the UK msm a few weeks ago that the main ISPs (BT, Virgin, Sky and TalkTalk) are going to send warning letters to anyone identified as having downloaded illegal movies/tv series. They are particularly interested in illegally hacked Amazon TV Firesticks.



I can concur they are sending emails, my friend received one just the other week, for a download she didn't do ( no, really she didn't it was her lodger).

Not sure how they are going to get the firestick people given that the content is streamed, currently it looks as though it is only downloads that are generating email warnings.



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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There are lots of legal torrents out there.

I don't see how Google can extract the illegal torrents from the legal torrents.

There's no way to know before you download a file by torrent, whether it's legal or illegal.

Every torrent user knows, the name of the torrent file is often fake, and when downloaded the content file is completely different.

Besides, the only way to know you've downloaded a copyrighted film is to download the file, start the flick, and read the copyright notice that pops up when the film begins. At that point, you're supposed to delete the file. But before seeing the notice, the downloader has done nothing illegal.



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: Morrad

hehe, I have had several of those sent to me. Not cool. I did not even know what VPN's were until then, and it was the guy from the ISP customer service that told me to use it lol. I have to call them when they send those letters in order to get service back. At least they aren't going litigation crazy anymore like the record company did some years back. Its cheaper to just have our ISP's terminate our service



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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My uncle and cousin are torrent mad but we only have access to Kingston Communications in our city. They aren't on that list. I did mention it to them and they both said they have not had any letters.

I have OpenVPN on my server just so I can watch US Netflix ( UK Netflix is pants in comparison).



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