Google Must Filter And Censor Words ‘Torrent’, ‘RapidShare’, ‘Megaupload’ From Autocomplete

Posted on Jul 19 2012 - 5:52am by Editorial Staff

It’s time to say good bye to the words “torrent,” “RapidShare,” and “Megaupload,” not in real but from Google’s instant and autocomplete searches, according to TorrentFreak. The French Supreme Court has ruled that the search giant have to censor the words completely. “When users enter the name of popular artists into the search box, Google often adds piracy related keywords including ‘torrent’, ‘RapidShare’ and ‘MegaUpload’,” French music industry group SNEP argued.

SNEP which lost the case in two lower courts had took the matter to the Supreme Court which recognizes that Google not being accountable for any of infringements that take place on other websites, but the court had decided in favour of the music group last week, and ruled out that keyword filters are an appropriate measure to curb online piracy.

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