Thursday, 27 January 2011

Google just became MPAA and RIAA's bitch!

It is a sad, sad day when a company like Google says, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T DO US HARM, WE WILL LICK YOUR BALLS AND SWALLOW YOUR FARTS!!!!

It’s taken a while, but Google has finally caved in to pressure from the entertainment industries including the MPAA and RIAA. The search engine now actively censors terms including BitTorrent, torrent, utorrent, RapidShare and Megaupload from its instant and autocomplete services. The reactions from affected companies and services are not mild, with BitTorrent Inc., RapidShare and Vodo all speaking out against this act of commercial censorship.
The entertainment industries’ quest to root out piracy on the Internet has yet again resulted in commercial censorship. A few weeks ago Google announcedthat it would start filtering “piracy related” terms from its ‘Autocomplete‘ and ‘Instant‘ services and today they quietly rolled out this questionable feature.
Without a public notice Google has compiled a seemingly arbitrary list of keywords for which auto-complete is no longer available. Although the impact of this decision does not currently affect full search results, it does send out a strong signal that Google is willing to censor its services proactively, and to an extent that is far greater than many expected.

It is a sad, sad day... read the rest at TorrentFreak


  1. Mas é só do auto-complete, certo? Os resultados aparecem na mesma, qual o mal se souberes escrever? :P Eu odeio o auto-complete anyway, começo a escrever uma coisa e aparecem uma data de outras que não quero que apareçam... especialmente quando alguém bem "stuck up" está atrás, a ler. If you know what I mean... ;)

  2. O problema não é ser apenas o auto-complete, é o precedente que abrem (juntamente com as pernas).