Googling Pirates Beware
>By Christopher Weaver
Today marks a new effort to rid the internet of piracy. Internet giant Google, has declared war, so to speak, in a statement released today. They will be taking down pirated content withing 24 hours if the copyright holder requests it. The auto search feature will no longer display what is thought to be phrases used to find illegal content. Google will make a further push for authorized content, giving consumers a reliable source to buy digital media. I know there needs to be changes made, but it makes me wonder; if only certain content providers will be “authorized” then what happens to the others? A form of censorship in a world that is about sharing of information is a step I would be weary of. So if you are an internet pirate out there cruising for free, maybe Google won’t be your stop anymore.