Torrents Search Will Now Get Extremely Difficult; Google, Yahoo & Bing to Sign an Anti-Piracy Code Soon
The world was taken aback when the largest torrent site in the world, Kickass Torrents, was taken down. Others like ISOhunt and Piratebay have also been taken down in the past, only to come back through proxy websites.
While it has become harder to search for a torrent on the internet, it is still quite easy as compared to what the Government and large companies are capable of. To curb the increasing searches for torrent and to decrease the visibility of such websites, the Government is going to crack down on the search engines from June 1.
Google, Yahoo and Bing all have pledged to reduce the piracy on their search engines that are accessible to billions around the world. These companies are close to striking a voluntary agreement with entertainment companies to tackle the appearance of infringing content links in search results, reports TorrentFreak.
As the Government gets more strict on curbing piracy, the users become more scared to upload content on such websites. Google and other companies can try to easier to crack down on such people and make their searches cleaner.
At the roundtable discussions chaired by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office, all these involved parties decided to work on the code designed to resolve the issue of copyright infringements and piracy.
Can this make it more difficult to search for torrents?
At the discussions between these stakeholders, it wasn’t revealed as to how the search engine giants plan to hide the torrents on the internet, which already is vast. However, they have decided to take strict actions against those who infringe copyrights.
“The search engines involved in this work have been very co-operative, making changes to their algorithms and processes, but also working bilaterally with creative industry representatives to explore the options for new interventions, and how existing processes might be streamlined,” said Baroness Buscombe, an English barrister and politician.
Will this code designed by the companies be applicable in every country or only those countries that face the maximum issues? There is not an answer to this yet, but we think that this code will be valid to the websites irrespective of the location. Moreover, having strict laws in India will lead to a closed internet, which might not go down with Indian users.
However, one thing is for sure that if you search for a pirated copy of a movie on the internet, even in incognito mode, you will find it tougher to get a legit link on the internet, post these codes come into place. Although, even the Government cannot mess with the deep web.