In the last report we stated that Google and other search engines are working to block all torrent websites; however the report turned out to be slightly erroneous, as what the report says is that most of the search engines are working on optimising the presentation and promotion of copyright-protected work. Which mean that the information is not totally correct that Google might ban Torrent (which is good news for all).
Torrent websites are P2P websites that help in sharing large amount of data over the internet. E.g. If you want to share a file over 1GB, you might face issues sharing it over cloud or sharing it with public directly. If these massive files will be sent across cloud, the server might face breakdown due to the numerous numbers of uploading and downloading across the globe. P2P websites help in sharing such files over the internet and many PCs can act as a server for sharing the file across the internet. This helps the user in many ways. However, the same service is now being used for sharing pirated content over internet due to which Torrent is defaming. There is a lot of illegal content which is being shared over P2P websites or Torrent, such as music, videos, software and much more. However, thousands and millions of people who are sharing illegal and infringing copyrighted material via torrents; the P2P platform gives it a bad name.
Google was also blamed for not doing anything about the access to these websites a few days back. Google was pointed out for giving search results from various torrent websites which hold illegal data. However, we all know that Google is a search engine, and it does not filter the content to be legal or illegal.
The latest TorrentFreak’s report stated that Google and some other search engines are close to striking a voluntary agreement with entertainment companies to tackle the appearance of infringing content links in search results. The report, however, does not stated anything with relation to a ban or blocking of such websites. It merely informs that the search giants Google, Yahoo and Bing along with Hollywood representatives and the other involved parties have agreed to help curb the online piracy.
A draft amendment will allow the government to impose a code of practise on search engines to curb down the illegal material. All the companies have agreed to the code and it may come into effect on June 1, 2017.